Welcome to the Diversity in Tech podcast!

Who am I?

Hi, I’m Maciej (he/him) and I am an 👨‍💻iOS Software Engineer who currently works and lives in Poznań, Poland 🇵🇱. It happens that I am alo the host of the Diversity in Tech podcast!

I’ve been in IT since 2012 and until 2020 I have never met people from the tech world who are like me. There was no one to whom I could relate, no one who could be my role model to learn from, no one that experienced the same problems that I did.

For all years I’ve worked hard to be a good programmer as if I had been trying to prove myself that I am worth something.

I also lived in Singapore 🇸🇬 for 1.5 years to experience living in a multi-cultural environment and to practice extreme programming.

I also am proud to be gay 🏳️‍🌈 and proud to be who I am.

What is the podcast about?

You might have had this strange experience. Sometimes you can talk to a total stranger but feel connected to them. The moment they speak about their experience and emotions it triggered in them you can instantly feel them as if you were looking into the mirror. In them you can see a reflection on what’s true in you. You can understand them, because you understand the language of shared experience.

Maybe you admire people who dared to change the status quo. Maybe you’re scared but you want to find courage in yourself to make a difference in the world. You can discover what guided podcast’s guests to make a difference.

Maybe you are like me - a human, scared that is different in a way, feeling lonely and thinking that there is no one alike in the tech world. Maybe you want to feel represented, understood, alike. These are the feelings that the podcast should give you 😎!

In the podcast you will discover stories of people from underrepresented groups in tech and learn from their experience.

How to get in touch?

If you want to propose some guests, take part in the show or just contact me you can do so on Twitter or via e-mail.