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The untold stories of Silicon Valley



"I have forgotten most of my life actually, I found out recently my husband and I had a wedding that I don’t remember. There are pictures and everything." Emily Eifler, VR Researcher. Photo by Helena Price.

We love a good interview and beautiful photography, so obviously, there’s much to love about this project by Helena Price. It’s also a sobering reminder that although the tech industry, and the digital design industry by association, is perceived by many as a sandbox for entitled hipsters, there are real, surprising stories behind the people that work there.

Techies is a portrait project focused on sharing stories of tech employees in Silicon Valley.

We cover subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited to) women, people of color, folks over 50, LGBT, working parents, disabled, etc.

The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. We believe storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.

This project is a goldmine of interesting personalities and great design if you take the time to dig into it. Have a look.


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