makingspace.tech is a collective guild of people working to make safer spaces in our community.

Our goal is to foster inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and representation in technology. Bringing the community together and providing a space for marginalized voices to be amplified.

Contact Details

Gord Tanner, Co-Founder

Joy Smith, Co-Founder



We will be organizing and providing space for people who share an interest in technology, may that be a specific tool, langage, industry, or a shared interest in an aspect of our community.


We will present high quality speakers on topics in technology, as well as provide training and guidance for those who want to get into public speaking.

If you would like to speak or have an idea for a topic or person for one of our events please get in touch at gtanner@gmail.com



Hackathons provide a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology. People come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively create a unique solution.

Working in a team is a core skill for technology and our goal is to provide a venue for everyone to find teams and work together on meaningful projects.


Getting into tech can be a long uphill climb. We firmly belive that most successful folks involved in tech have a community behind them. Our goal is to be that community.

If you are looking to improve your leadership and mentorship skills, makingspace.tech aims to be a resource for you to learn and grow as a leader.


Aside from the core knowledge in computer science, the number of skills that applicants are expected to know is staggering. From git, pull requests, slack, editors, unix, web publishing, makingspace.tech will lead and create training courses to help everyone learn these skills.