Computing The New Latino

A blog about data and technology’s connection to Latinos.

Technology has the power to transform, innovate, and democratize society. Our mission is to explore the intersection of technology and Latino culture, in order to shed light on the new Latino experience.

We examine how technology impacts public policy, privacy, security, business and careers, education, immigration and more. We also cover how Latinos are inventing and adopting new technologies across a range of industries.

Computing: The New Latino is published by Intel’s Diversity & Inclusion Office which is committed to improving the representation of women, minorities and people with disabilities in our workforce, our community and our supplier base. This effort is part of Intel’s larger Diversity & Inclusion initiative that aims to create a culture that fosters innovation through inclusion of all people globally so we can deliver business results and be the employer of choice in high-tech.

Dear Reader,

The New Latino is a blog about data and technology’s connection to Latinos. It is created by Michael Lopez-Alegria, a former NASA astronaut. The blog will cover topics such as:

– The underrepresentation of Latinos in tech fields like engineering and computer science

– How to address this disparity through education and outreach

– The digital divide (the gap between people with access to technology and those without)

– Ways in which Latinos are using technology today

Please send any feedback to Also, if you have any ideas for topics that would be interesting to see covered on the blog, please let me know!

The New Latino: A blog about data and technology’s connection to Latinos.

A blog about data and technology’s connection to Latinos.

This blog is about the connection between data, technology, and Latinos. It will include a variety of topics ranging from Latino tech startups to the state of Latinos in the tech industry. This blog is for anyone who is interested in technology and Latinos.

I named this blog because I found it interesting that there is not a lot of information on how Latinos consume or create technology. I want to change that. The New Latino comes from an old Latino magazine called Latino Magazine. I decided to use the name because it reflects my vision for this blog: to be a place where Latinos come to learn and talk about their role in technology.

While there are many great blogs out there, most are focused on technology and do not talk enough about how Latinos relate to it. This blog is different because it will focus specifically on Latinos and their relationship with technology in its various forms.

I am writing this blog because I believe that we need more discussions about how Latinos relate to technology. This blog will explore that topic from a variety of perspectives including personal experience, research studies, news articles, and more.*

This blog will cover everything from data science to tech tools to the latest news that impacts Latinos. We will also be sharing resources and opportunities, including ones related to our partners, that we hope you’ll find useful. and are our partners in this effort.

As we say in Spanish: We do this for the culture!

If you’ve spent any time in the tech industry then you know we are a diverse bunch. And the best thing about working in tech is that we’re encouraged to bring our whole selves to work. I haven’t always felt comfortable doing that, though. For years, I have been trying to shed my Latino culture thinking that is what it took to be successful in the US .

The truth is that keeping my Latino self a secret from others was hard and also exhausting. It created a wall between me and everyone else around me and made it difficult to connect with people both professionally and personally.

I came out as gay at 17 years old in high school and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I had already lost many friends over my sexuality after coming out to them and since I had no family support, I decided that coming out at school would be easier than facing the constant rejection from my family and friends. What I didn’t realize is that by coming out at school, I would become an outcast.

The only place where I really felt accepted was by my teachers and counselors, who all knew me as openly gay boy-a fact they used against me when they found out about a relationship with a fellow classmate who was also a girl.

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