How I Created 'We Read Too', A Mobile Directory of Diverse Books talk

In August 2014, I launched an app called We Read Too into the Apple App Store. We Read Too is a mobile app directory of children's and young adult books written by authors of color with main characters of color. I was motivated to create the app because of my own experience with feeling misrepresented in the books I read growing up. In this talk I will go over my inspiration for creating We Read Too, the process of going from an idea to a real mobile app and the app's impact since launching. By the end of the talk, you will have a deeper understanding of how to identify a problem, think through a possible tech solution, executive on launching a MVP to iterate on and how to maintain it after launch.


Kaya Thomas

Kaya is the creator of We Read Too, a book directory mobile app showcasing books with main characters of color written by authors of colors. She is currently an iOS developer at Calm as well as a writer and public speaker.

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How I Created 'We Read Too', A Mobile Directory of Diverse Books

In August 2014, I launched an app called We Read Too into the Apple App Store. We Read Too is a mobile app directory of children's and young adult books written by authors of color with main characters of color. I was motivated to create the app because of my own experience with feeling misrepresented in the books I read growing up. In this talk I will go over my inspiration for creating We Read Too, the process of going from an idea to a real mobile app and the app's impact since launching. By the end of the talk, you will have a deeper understanding of how to identify a problem, think through a possible tech solution, executive on launching a MVP to iterate on and how to maintain it after launch.

Kaya Thomas

Kaya is the creator of We Read Too, a book directory mobile app showcasing books with main characters of color written by authors of colors. She is currently an iOS developer at Calm as well as a writer and public speaker.

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