How can we constructively approach the problem of diversity in tech? We interviewed Sombra González and Brigitte Hulliger and Voxxed Days Zurich. For the full talk, see below: Does Diversity Really Matter? This will be a visual journey through a controversial topic: gender diversity in technology. Based on our personal experiences working as rara avis software […]

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Be the change you want to be In this session, we discussed 10 ways to be an ally for woman in technology. Learn simple ways to support women in the workplace and the Java community – in the office, at conferences, and online. Become more confident in speaking up to support women and be more […]

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Alongside the issue of opening up access to STEM for would-be-coders, retaining women who are already in the industry is a key problem. Data showing the general exodus from the industry of the girls who grew up to be programmers is in its abundance – but how do you identify potential causes for this attrition? […]

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You’ve likely spotted the #ILookLikeAnEngineer tag that’s currently trending across Twitter today. It was started by Platform Engineer Isis Anchalee, who was prompted to take action when a recruitment campaign by OneLogin in which she co-starred alongside a couple her fellow employees elicited a torrent of sexist comments across social media. In a blog post […]

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By Trisha Gee How often have you been in this situation? You’re in a meeting with the team and you’re all discussing the implementation of a new feature. The group seems to be converging on a design, but there’s something about it that feels off, some sort of “smell”.  You point this out to the team, perhaps […]

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“Be your own out-of-town consultant”: This was Neal Ford’s advice to the GeeCon 2014 audience in Prague – and not just in the ways you approach your coding and tools, but in your workplace, your methodology and project management.

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