Boston/Cambridge, United States of America
10:00 AM till 16:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Reason for being involved in workshop: Everyone has something interesting to talk about and I want to make sure all voices are heard in the global tech conversation
About Ann: Ann is a software engineer currently at Ginkgo Bioworks, previously athenahealth. She has spoken at meetups and conferences within the Boston area as well as Write/Speak/Code. In her spare time she's doing social activism or just cuddling with her adorable dog.
Reason for being involved in workshop: To help a new wave of voices become conference speakers!
About Eddie: Senior Engineering Manager at Toast
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm the founder of Vue Vixens and am eager to help surface new faces for the speaker circuit
About Jen: Jen Looper is a Google Developer Expert and a Cloud Developer Advocate Lead at Microsoft with over 20 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile apps. She's a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for hardware hacking, mobile apps, Vue.js, machine learning and discovering new things every day. She is the founder and CEO of Vue Vixens, an initiative promoting diversity in the Vue.js community. Visit her online at http://www.jenlooper.com, or via Twitter @jenlooper.
Reason for being involved in workshop: As a relative newcomer to the tech scene, I've encountered imposter syndrome while applying to speak at conferences. Global Diversity CFP Day was a great confidence builder for me, and I'm excited to share my experience crafting successful abstracts and preparing for my first tech talks.
About Teri: Teri is a front-end developer and lead maintainer for ProtoSchool, an educational platform for learning about the decentralized web. She's co-organizer of Offline Camp and an advocate for the Offline First movement.
Reason for being involved in workshop: To give back in the tech community and to help more speakers give tech talks
About Andy: Software engineer at Diffeo, meetup co-organizer at Boston Golang, and distance runner. Don't ask me about Pokémon or sloths unless you want to have a 45-minute conversation!
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
Kendal Station is accessible (see https://www.mbta.com/stops/place-knncl)
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes
MBTA allows service animals
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?
There is limited street parking
Are there costs associated with parking?
The parking garage costs $40 per day
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Come to the lobby, look for the signs
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or 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? Yes
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? Yes
Is the venue safe for small children? No
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? Yes
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?