Our mission is to:
- Make Computer Science and its related technologies accessible to everyone, taking into consideration race, class, gender, ability, religion or sexual orientation, and intersections thereof.
- Create a culture that fosters learning and community building through knowledge sharing among people from diverse backgrounds.
Inspiration for StarCon
Anna, Arshia, and Evy attended HelloCon in Toronto, which followed the same format as the wonderful !!con which Arshia and Evy later attended. They loved the lightning talk format, and they loved the diversity and excitement of the talks. They’re excited to organize StarCon and bring some of their favourite elements of these two conferences to Waterloo!
To read more about StarCon, our mission, our organizers, and our sponsorship packages, check out our prospectus!
The star in StarCon was inspired by the star (asterisk) that is the wildcard character used in many programming tools. This character represents one or more other characters of any type, and our hope is that StarCon can represent many different types of people and topics in technology.
Our logo was designed by the amazing and talented Clare Ng! It’s a lightbulb with a star in the middle (for StarCon) because we’re a lightning talk conference.