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AtlanTec shows how to empower queer voices in the tech community

John Quinlivan of Rent the Runway ran a panel discussion on creating an inclusive environment for LGBTIQA+ staff

John Quinlivan of Rent the Runway at AtlanTec: ‘As a gay person, you kind of have to come out every single day’

“Opportunities for queer events are rare, but opportunities for queer events in tech in the west of Ireland do not exist,” according to John Quinlivan, engineering lead at Rent the Runway.

That is no longer the case, however, after the US tech company, which has its European headquarters in Galway, recently held a session for the LGBTIQA+ tech community at the AtlanTec event.

The panel event brought many discussions to the table that the audience ...