Introducing Lyft Engineering En Español

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Este artículo fue publicado originalmente el 31 de marzo 2020 en

Two of Lyft’s core values are “Be Yourself” and “Uplift Others.” Many of us, members of the tech organization at Lyft, pride ourselves in having Spanish as our first or second language. It is in the spirit of being ourselves and supporting the Spanish-speaking community that today we proudly present the Lyft Engineering Blog En Español.

This blog will not only be the home of translations of relevant articles from the English blog, but also original content, written and published in Spanish.

This effort has come to fruition for a number of reasons:

  • Even though the quantity of technical literature in Spanish is increasing, it’s still far from being as abundant as it is in English. At Lyft, we want to do our part and increase access to specialized literature in Spanish.
  • Lyft is a pioneer in transportation network technology in North America. We believe that we have much to provide to the discourse regarding these topics. By launching this blog we want to create a space to share our experiences as a company and use them to help better serve the Hispanic community.
  • We recognize that the tech industry has systemic problems around issues of diversity. At Lyft we believe not only in diversity, but in belonging: that it is the equal right of all to have a chance to be a part of the industry, using their origins and culture as a strength instead of a weakness. This blog will be another one of our constant efforts to promote diversity and belonging in our industry and, through that, in this specific case, the empowerment of the Latinx and Hispanic community around the world.
  • Even though our content will be predominantly technical, we also want to approach the population who is not. Lyft has the mission to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation — and that means all people. We want to provide our ideas and start a conversation with the Spanish-speaking general audiences; the Spanish blog will be a platform to do this.

Our goals may sound lofty, but our third core value is “Make it happen”. Every big journey starts with the first step. Today we are very happy to make this blog a reality and to take a step forward with you, our readers.

We believe Lyft truly is an excellent place to work. Diversity and belonging are at the center of who we are. If this resonates with you, check out our open positions and come join us!

¡Bienvenidos! (Welcome!)

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