Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10:00 AM till 16:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
FreeAgent, One Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG
Please arrive from 9:45am for a 10:00am start. Feel free to bring your own laptop or notebook as you will be working on your talk proposal throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please advise us of any dietary requirements when you sign up. The workshop should finish between 3pm and 4pm.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I mentored at the 2018 event, and being involved in that workshop really boosted my confidence to MC at ScotlandJS that Summer. I love attending meetups and conferences, and believe it's incredibly important that everyone has an opportunity for their voice to be heard. These workshops help to create those opportunities.
About Evelyn: Software developer and trainer based in Edinburgh, UK. Community meetup and events organiser.
Reason for being involved in workshop: This is my third year helping at the Global Diversity CFP day workshops. Having spent a long time before presenting for the first time to a meetup, I want to be able to help others with ideas to share get over the sometimes intimidating hurdle of putting together a talk. I believe we all get better when we can hear from the whole community!
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.
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 Chief Marketing Officer 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: Looking forward to helping out as a mentor in Edinburgh
About Jim: I'm a recovering front end developer, now mentoring startups and product teams at CodeBase in Edinburgh
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to enable more voices to be heard in our conferences and meetups so that they provide richer experiences and more inclusive environments.
About Sy: Sy is Microsoft's C++ Developer Advocate, where they work on improving our communities and making developers live's easier. They speak at C++ conferences around the world and contribute to the standard. Outside of work, they co-organise #include<cpp> -- a diversity and inclusion initiative for C++ -- and the Edinburgh C++ user group.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
The closest bus stops are on Fountainbridge, though the top of Lothian Road is not far away either. The closest train station is Haymarket.
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?
There is parking underneath the venue, at Edinburgh Quay: https://www.britannia-parking.co.uk/where-to-park/Edinburgh-EdinburghQuay
Are there costs associated with parking?
Yes! Up to 4 hours: £2.00 Up to 8 hours: £5.00
Is the parking lot well-lit? No
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
There are parking lot arms at the entrance way. You obtain your ticket on entry and pay before you leave. There are pay stations on each floor.
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? No
What is the process for entering?
A member of the Edinburgh team will be waiting in the reception area to guide you to the event space.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
From the road, it looks like the door to the venue may only be stair accessible. However, if you head up the cobbles towards the canal and away from the road, you'll find the ground slopes up.
This allows step free access to the building.
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
There is a specified quiet room, which is a small meeting room with a door. There are windows in the room that look out along the Union canal. It is around the corner from the main workshop space.
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? No
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? No
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
Lunch and drinks will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?