Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Workshop day
14:00 - 15:30 CEST

We are dedicating the workshop day afternoon to one of the most important topics today: Diversity and Inclusion in Tech.

Talk "You are not the user" by Koen Cornelis

If you work in tech, chances are you noticed that it's quite a homogenous group. So how come there are so few women & people of colour (to name but two underrepresented groups)? Do you really have to be a special kind of stupid to be a developer?  Or could everyone enjoy the sweet bliss that comes from banging their head in frustration for hours, trying to debug the code, only to realize in the end they forgot a semi-colon? This talk focuses on Diversity and Inclusion from a usability/accessibility perspective. Take a ride and find out why you are not the user; and how that knowledge can help us shape a more inclusive environment.

Panel Discussion "Diversity and Inclusion in Tech"
With panel members: Juliette Reinders Folmer, Zan Baldwin, Ayesh Karunaratne and Francesca Marano as panel moderator

We will turn our spotlight on some well respected speakers in tech to start a panel discussion with topics like; how the panel thinks conference organizers can contribute in a diverse speaker line-up, how to create diversity in talk submissions, what is the panels opinion on the current situation, what has changed throughout the years and what are the most important changes to be made in Tech?  

Don’t forget to register to attend this event.