London 2018

October 22, 2018

Job / Coaching Fair

5:00 - 8:00pm


October 23, 2018

Conference

5:30-10:00pm


The RSA

8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ, UK

Speakers

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Image of Coraline Ada Ehmke

Coraline Ada Ehmke
The Warrior
A sample of 24 hours worth of abuse and harassment that I get for being a woman, a trans woman, a trans woman in tech, a trans woman in tech who wants to help other people, and a trans woman in tech who wants to help other people by challenging the status quo.

About Coraline Ada Ehmke
Coraline Ada Ehmke is an international speaker, writer, and developer with over 20 years of experience in software engineering. She was recognized for her work on diversity in open source with a Ruby Hero award in 2016. Coraline is the creator of the Contributor Covenant, the most popular open source code of conduct in the world with over 40,000 adoptions. She is a founding panelist on the Greater than Code podcast. Coraline is co-authoring a book on practicing empathy in software development, and writes and records music in her home studio. Find her on Twitter at @CoralineAda or on the web at http://where.coraline.codes

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Image of Rebecca Davnall

Rebecca Davnall
The PanoptiCar: why we shouldn't trust self-driving cars to make value judgements
Self-driving cars will, a popular argument claims, sometimes have to make decisions like the 'trolley problem' case - deliberately swerving into one pedestrian in order to save five passengers, for example, or sacrificing a passenger in order to avoid collision with another vehicle. But can we trust sensor and image recognition technologies in these emergency situations? How much information should a car's AI try to factor into its decision-making? And should we want to turn every vehicle on the road into a sophisticated piece of surveillance apparatus that makes life-or-death decisions about human road users and pedestrians?

About Rebecca Davnall
Rebecca Davnall is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, working on the philosophy of the future - the ethics of technology, game studies and related disciplines. She also contributes games criticism to jrpgsaredead.fyi and is a regular twitch streamer at twitch.tv/eatthepen

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Image of Abby Sassel

Abby Sassel
On Culture
What is “culture” and why do so many companies boast about theirs?
Why does “culture” so often involve beer and foosball?
How do I find a job with a healthy workplace culture?

This talk will answer these questions and give tips on how to survive and thrive in an industry infamous for its culture.

About Abby Sassel
Having worked with functional languages such as Clojure, Haskell and PureScript since 2015, Abby is a software engineer who is discovering how type systems can help to create elegant and robust software.

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Image of Sapphire Mason-Brown

Sapphire Mason-Brown
On Intentional Alternative Tech Spaces
Why Afrotech Fest? This talk will explore the importance of creating intentional spaces for those who are often missing or on the sideline of the wider tech conversation.

About Sapphire Mason-Brown
Sapphire is an Engineer at EngineerBetter. In her former life, she worked in communications to raise the profile and funds of charities. She is also an organiser of Afrotech Fest, a tech festival by and for black people of African and Caribbean heritage.

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Image of Franzi

Franzi
Building a magical team - your recruitment process is a user experience.
A lot of companies fall back to cookie cutter methods when trying to hire engineers that will enrich their teams. In a competitive market where everyone is trying to hire "the best", it helps to take a good look at what qualities you're actually looking for and how to search for people that fulfill them. By looking at your recruitment process as a user experience, you can avoid common pitfalls that put the right people off or attract people that could be toxic to your team dynamics.

Many of us already have the tools and techniques to build a great product, such as ownership, stakeholder analysis, personas, field studies, usability testing, feedback, retrospectives, impact mapping and continuous improvement. I will show how you can apply these techniques and talk about my experience changing a recruitment process to fit the needs of the applicants and the teams receiving them.

About Franzi
Franzi is an engineering manager, speaker and conference organiser from London. They are currently exploring the importance of people in software development. They are always trying to improve their skills and share knowledge. As an active member of the European Software Crafter community, they love to participate in unconferences. They co-founded Queer Code London, organise European Testing Conference and speak at conferences all over Europe. They also love running code retreats, open spaces and workshops.

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Image of Arora

Arora Ashani
Destroying Social Norms in Tech: Organising events no one will
Focusing on the experiences of organising and running Non Binary in Tech, a conference celebrating non binary people in the tech space and Sex Tech Hack, a Hackathon around the topics of intimacy, companionship and sexuality. What was learnt from them and why you should be organising and supporting events that don’t target the usual guys in tech.

About Arora Ashani
Arora is international speaker as well as the lead organiser of Non Binary in Tech. When they're not hacking all types of tech together they're encouraging inclusivity in the tech community. Their favourite colour is #b19cd9 and will put the ✨ emoji everywhere unless stopped. (they/she)

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Image of Kim Crayton

Kim Crayton
NOT ASKING PERMISSION! GIVING NOTICE! Redefining Capitalism Without White Supremacy
Humans have a history of working around problems or situations which are uncomfortable and painful. Although this is an attractive strategy, it is not an effective one when long-lasting, meaningful change is needed. This is also the case with improving organizations, communities, and events.

The hard work that lies ahead of us is dismantling white supremacy and its policies, procedures, and practices from the world's economies. Yes, this will be a challenging undertaking but is essential if we are to ever create the society of justice we envision. A society that has never existed nor was ever meant to.

About Kim Crayton
Kim Crayton is a business strategist and the founder of the #causeascene movement and a proud multipotentialite and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and safe spaces in tech, who is committed to facilitating honest conversations and intentional actions for positive change.

Kim has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill level, and abilities and is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities. She is known for her skills as a problem solver and strategy developer. She possesses a unique ability of being able to see the BIG picture while still managing the details. She also promotes positive organizational and community change in fun and engaging ways.

Whether in the role of strategist, educator, consultant, writer, public speaker, mentor, organizational anthropologist, trainer or curriculum designer, Kim is always in search of innovative approaches that enable individuals, organizations, and communities to intentionally and skillfully create environments which support the sharing of common attitudes, interests, and goals in order to build more innovative and profitable businesses while growing a more inclusive and diverse technology community.


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