September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Tuesday, September 28 • 4:25pm - 4:50pm
(VIRTUAL) Diversity & Inclusion in Tech - Pink Doughnuts & 'Hey Guys' - Chris Howard, EPAM Systems

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The presentation will be a chance to hear how embracing diversity and championing inclusion is much more than pronouns and quotas - it'll be a chance to learn how making little changes to our personal and working lives can have much larger impacts for your colleagues and our communities. You’ll leave with a list of actions and steps to become better individuals and truly inclusive community members. You'll hear about a stark reminder that actions speak louder than words and be asked to think if maybe it’s now time to think beyond the tired notion that ‘diverse teams perform better than non-diverse teams’. We'll consider topics such as why kicking off your next sprint planning with ‘Hi guys’ or always planning your go-live drinks at a bar aren’t always the best ideas. You might even recognise why you, yourself, might be part of the problem despite telling your colleague that you're not.

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Chris Howard

Open Source Lead, EPAM Systems
Chris has over 10 years’ experience consulting for a broad spectrum of organisations in devising and delivering their digital transformation programmes. At EPAM Systems he leads the Open Source Program Office supporting employees and clients with their consumption, contribution... Read More →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 4:25pm - 4:50pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab