Leaders in open source tech and culture will speak about their projects, ideas, and what they’re working on to improve diversity and inclusiveness in the tech community.
This event will highlight the work that different groups are doing to address issues of pipeline, attraction, and attrition, with a special focus on practical actions that executives and leaders can take to improve their communities and business.
Ashe Dryden, an indie ruby developer living in Madison, WI, is an outspoken educator for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy. She's currently writing a book on increasing diversity within companies, as well as working on a video series and site to serve as a resource to people who want to get involved.
Valerie Aurora, award winning Linux expert and Ada Initiative Executive Director, will talk about how your conference or event can increase diversity by having an anti-harassment policy. Already over 100 major conferences have adopted TAI’s example policy to address the rampant harassment of women at tech conferences.
Dr. Kortney Zeigler, an award winning transgender advocate, scholar, filmmaker, and creator of Trans*H4ck, will speak about the success of hackathons in the trans community and the urgency for trans people and cis women in tech to work together to bridge the gender divide.
Shanley Kane, known for her writing about tech, startups, management, culture, and women will talk about "What Your Culture Really Says" focusing on seven things startup founders can do to make sure their company culture promotes diversity.
Missy Titus, a UX and visual designer, will talk about current "girl on girl crime" in tech communities and give listeners the language to talk about these issues with each other and with others.
Alaina Percival, a marketer, organizes Women Who Code, which has built relationships bringing about sponsorship from more than 80 companies in San Francisco for hack nights, tech talks, and self-organized subgroups. She'll speak about what we can learn from the success of the WWC newsletter and volunteer driven organization.
Amelia Greenhall, UX designer and Executive Director of Double Union, will talk about what Double Union has planned for the next year, share a first peek at the new woman-focused maker + hacker space and talk about how you can get involved.
Date and Location
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Doors at 6pm, talks begin promptly at 7pm. New Relic 188 Spear St. (Spear and Howard - a 0.3 mile walk from Embarcadero BART)
The space is ADA accessible. Bikes need to be locked outside.
Thank you to our generous event sponsor New Relic for providing the event space, food and drinks.
Tickets are $10-$20, sliding scale. Please select the level of support you can afford: all the proceeds go directly to support the speakers continued work to increase diversity and inclusiveness in tech.
If purchasing a ticket is a financial hardship that would cause you not to be able to come, please select the “scholarship” option instead!
All Double Union events are governed by our anti-harassment policy.