Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10:00 AM till 14:00 PM February 3rd 2018Book your free ticket
One Edinburgh Quay
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would like to help more diverse voices to share their experiences and expertise at meetups and conferences. We have a lot to learn from you! Speaking at those types of events has created many career opportunities for me over the years, and I would like other people from underrepresented groups in the industry to benefit from those valuable networking opportunities.
About Maria: Maria is VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent, one of the UK’s largest and most popular online accounting software providers. With 17 years of experience in the software industry, Maria has previously worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group. Maria is one of the Directors of the WomenWhoCode Edinburgh network. WomenWhoCode is a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Maria also speaks frequently at technical conferences about engineering leadership, organisational health and distributed teams.
Reason for being involved in workshop: It's such a brave and scary thing to do to give your first public talk, but it feels amazing afterwards! I want to help people feel amazing when they step off the stage for the first time.
About Danae: Danae Shell is Head of Marketing at Care Sourcer, who are transforming the care industry by connecting seekers and providers online. Danae is originally from Tennessee and emigrated to Scotland to pursue a career in e-government, working on the Scottish Parliament's original e-petitioning system. Danae has worked as a programmer, web designer, researcher and online publisher before joining tech company FreeAgent as Head of Awareness, where she built the content and awareness functions. After FreeAgent she joined Care Sourcer as Head of Marketing and is working with the team to help tackle the growing need for care in an ageing population, one of the biggest problems of our time.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I love that these workshops exist to encourage and enable more people to get into conference speaking, bringing fresh ideas and insights to a wider audience. I am excited to be a part of that.
About Evelyn: Software developer based in Edinburgh, UK. Coach and Co-organiser for Codebar's Edinburgh chapter.
Reason for being involved in workshop: When I started talking at tech conferences, I had a lot of encouragement and support. I really enjoy the conference speaking I do now, and I'd like to give something back.
About Rachel: Rachel is an experienced freelance DevOps & Full Stack Engineer (she's been programming the Internet since before the Web was invented). Rachel is a Keynote speaker at EuroPython and PyConWeb, and a Google Developer Expert (Firebase). Rachel speaks frequently at conferences on the subject of DevOps, Real-Time Data, etc.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'd love to help get more people from a range of backgrounds speaking at all kinds of events. The broader the range of folk who are talking, the more we can all learn.
About James: James current works at FreeAgent, attempting to help make the sometimes unapproachable world of accounting accessible to small businesses. One of the things he does in his offtime is organise the Scottish Ruby User's Group, a monthly gathering of folk who talk about programming related things.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? Yes
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes
How close is parking to the venue?
Underneath the building and near by at Fountain Park
Are there costs associated with parking?
Yes. Sat-Sun 07:00 - 00:00 4 Hours£2.00 8 Hours £5.00 Max £10.00
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
Is the parking lot guarded? Yes
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Entrance to the building is secured. One of the organisers will be available at the entrance to let you in and provide access to the FreeAgent offices.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Yes. There are a few steps to get to the main door of the building but a ramp is also available.
Are there ramps or elevators?
Yes. The ramp is available on the left when facing the building door.
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Yes. An organiser will be around to make sure you can access the venue safely.
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
Unknown, if someone requires this please get in touch and we will do our best to help.
Is there a quiet room? Yes
There are meeting rooms that can be used if needed. Contact one of the organisers for help.
Is there a nursing room for mothers with a newborn? Yes
Yes. There is a private wellness room that can be used if needed. Contact one of the organiser for help.
Is the venue safe for small children? No
No. It's an office environment and children will require supervision. Please get in touch with the organisers if you are planning to bring young children so we can help.
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
The workshop room is right by the entrance near the lifts and accessible toilets.
Do chairs in the venue have arms? No
No. But the organisers can provide one if required.
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
Yes, you may bring food and drinks. Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee available from the venue.
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many handicap stalls or single-occupancy bathrooms are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available? If none is it possible to make some gender-neutral?