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Friday, September 1 • 13:00 - 14:00
Being an Effective Ally to LGBTQ+, Non-Binary, Women, and Poc in the Tech Industry

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There are a lot of white, male, heterosexuals in the Tech Industry, this demographic makes up the majority by a large margin. This is also the demographic which holds the most privilege.

Homogenization in our industry is bad. We need the creative ideas and mindset that diversity brings to allow us to innovate and build amazing things.

Those with privilege and power need to understand it, and learn how to use it be become an ally to those people who are in marginalized parts of our industry to help create safe space and welcoming spaces where people can feel that they can express themselves and be celebrated for their differences.

This talk will unpack privilege and discuss how you can be an effective ally to those who have no voice.

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Chris Stankaitis

The Pythian Group
Working for Pythian, Chris builds and manages high performing SRE and Hadoop Teams which are globally distributed (follow the sun) and remote (work from home) based. Working with companies from startup to web-scale, Chris's teams keeps many of the sites and services people use on... Read More →

Friday September 1, 2017 13:00 - 14:00 IST
Meeting Room 9