Toronto, ON July 11, 2015
Don't just talk about it, be about it
Diversity has become a hot topic. Companies are making promises to do better, think pieces are being written and diversity talks are being included amongst the technical talks at conferences.
But sometimes, it's hard to see if much has actually changed. Many still view diversity initiatives as lowering the bar and unnecessary. And often, "diversity" defaults to championing women in tech, so other underrepresented groups are overshadowed.
This talk will explore how can we ensure that doing diversity work also means inclusion of all types of people, not getting derailed by the naysayers and band-wagon supporters, examining our own biases and staying true to ourselves in the process so we can talk less and do more.