Dublin, Ireland August 6, 2016
We want to believe, but we don't

I don't think we truly believe the things we say about diversity. We say things like "diversity helps us build better products" and yet, women and minorities still struggle to be hired, and when hired, still struggle to be taken seriously. I will show examples of times that products built by white men have failed to work for the rest of us. From a quality perspective, I want to seek commitments from tech businesses to interview every person who applies who is from a group underrepresented in the industry, to create job ads that do not list unnecessary (especially social-class/status-linked) requirements, to actively seek applications from underrepresented groups of people, and to show, when they are hired, that their input is valued, and a culture of inclusion and dignity promoted within the business.