Being Trans in Tech: Why are we here, and where are we?

  • October 7, 2021

Ever wonder why are there so many trans people in tech? Didn’t know? Why we don’t hear more often about them?

Karla O’Brien a final-year student of computer science in University College Dublin and an intern with the Inspirefest team, an annual convention on the topics of science, technology and creativity tries to answer these questions for us.

“In my short experience being trans in tech, I’ve realised just how populous we are here. My first realisation came when I told another trans person what it was I did and they just laughed and said: “Of course you do.” Without realising it, I was now fitting a new stereotype,” says O’Brien.

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