San Diego, United States of America
09:00 AM till 12:30 PM March 2nd 2019
Reason for being involved in workshop: The best way to learn is to teach. Best way to grow a career is to communicate tech and leadership attributes well. So it follows that the best way to strengthen our community (technically and culturally) is to bring new presenters into it to both grow as speakers and also as leaders.
About Leslie: Director for Women Who Code San Diego. SWE @WalmartLabs. Speaker of SWE topics at Geek Girl, Hack Reactor, BongoHive, and local meetups. Speaker in my previous career of GIS (database driven maps) at Esri User Conference, URISA conf, and at American Water Resources Conf.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm passionate and committed to helping foster an inclusive tech community in San Diego, both for my own sake and the sake of others.
About Ada: Write / Design / Code / Organize
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm passionate about helping others grow in the tech community.
About Jay: Jay is the founder for Productivity in Tech, a fully online community dedicated to helping people in the Information Technology space achieve life and professional goals through teamwork and accountability.
Reason for being involved in workshop: A decade in tech has convinced me of just how important it is to include diverse voices in order to move the industry forward. Conferences provide such a great opportunity for people from underrepresented groups to have their voices heard. I am excited to help more people step into their power and share their unique experiences and creative ideas with the world.
About April: April Wensel is an international speaker and the founder of Compassionate Coding, a social enterprise that provides coaching and training to empower individuals and teams to cultivate sustainable, human-centered, emotionally intelligent software development practices. She has spent the past decade in software engineering and technical leadership roles at various Silicon Valley startups spanning education, health, bioinformatics, gaming, and smart homes. She also mentors widely and volunteers with organizations like Black Girls Code and Hackbright Academy to advance the cause of diversity and inclusion in the software industry. When not coding, she enjoys writing, running marathons, and cooking vegan food.
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?
street and lots nearby
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? No
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? No
What is the process for entering?
Pluralsight is on the 18th floor and there are elevators
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
there are elevators
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
Is there a quiet room? No
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? No
Is the venue safe for small children? Yes
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? No
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?