High-tech companies often say that they’re committed to diversity. And many engineers say that they would like to see more women and minorities in their companies. But why do we want such diversity? Moreover, what does the high-tech world look like to someone who is a minority himself? In this talk, Kevin Stewart reviews a number of these topics — from the importance of diversity, to the hurtful things people say when meaning to be helpful, to the ways in which minorities perceive themselves in the high-tech world. If you’re interested in increasing the number of minorities in high tech, then this talk can give you some insights into the why, as well as some ideas of how you can start to help make it a reality.