10:00 AM till 16:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
Our venue partner Microsoft is committed to providing an inclusive, accessible experience for all guests, partners, attendees and speakers of the event “Global Diversity CfP Day 2020 - Munich”.
Your participation – what to expect.
• Used language depends on audience. If there is not one common language for all participants and the speaker(s), English will be the fallback.
• We’re offering live captions through Presentation Translator. Expect this to be a non-flawless solution, as it’s based on AI and Machine Learning. But it’s constantly improving with usage.
• The event is fully catered with food. We declare vegan and vegetarian options.
• Drinks (coffee, tea, soft drinks, water) will be available at all times.
• Registered or open Wi-Fi will be available throughout the time of your stay.
• The event space (including stages, restrooms and retreat areas) is accessible for wheelchair use. You will mostly find flat floor layout, partially ramp use may be required. The atrium stage in Munich headquarters is not accessible for wheelchair use.
• Anyone with mobility, hearing or vision issues can reserve a front-row seat without justification.
• Restrooms are multi-stall and gender neutral for the time of the event. Wheelchair accessible gender-neutral restrooms are available.
• Service animals are welcome.
• We have a Media Policy in place with lanyards indicating the level of comfort attendees have with being photographed or recorded.
• Speakers are advised to avoid using epilepsy-inducing videos and animations.
If you’re in need of any assistance or have questions, do not hesitate to contact the organising team. We’d love to have you with us.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I like to see more different people on stage and to pass on my experience in public speaking and organizing events.
About Annett: Hello, I work, teach and consult on accessible web content and accessible design at mindscreen. We are a digital agency with a strong focus on accessibility, content and usability.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to change Tech Industry to the better because it is far from where it should be in regards of diversity & inclusion.
About Jan: Hi, I'm a Cloud Advocate Program Manager for Microsoft in Germany. My love is with the Tech community as much as it is with Diversity & Inclusion. Sometimes this makes me struggle.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Those shaping the tech of future need to reflect society. By taking part in the CFP, I want to support in creating visibility and platforms for diverse speakers to help shape the industry for the better!
About Tiffany: Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Microsoft Germany
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to empower every Person to achieve more, to believe in their abilities, and to use their whole potentials to achieve dreams and to grow.
About Veronika: Coming from an eastern Background, Living in a western Country, i have to face many cultural challenges in daily life.
Reason for being involved in workshop: My aim is to connect different people with similar passions and to motivate everyone to become a diverse tech speaker! Particularly I can support in the written parts of CFP.
About Lisa: Currently I am working in the Solution Assessment Team at Microsoft in Munich. I have a Background in international studies and love to engage in diverse networks and local as well as international communities.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Different perspectives and backgrounds are very important and exciting. I look forward to dialogue and to an open and inclusive day.
About Kathrin: I'm currently writing my Master Thesis about AI and communications and I'm doing an internship at Microsoft. I love to learn and driving myself to new challenges.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'd like to share the learnings and insights from running various CfPs as an organizer and as well as a speaker. And, most important one, I love the idea of a global diversity CfP day!
About Johannes: Johannes is an adviser and developer in the field of web technologies spotlighted on JS. In his free time, he loves to bring people together. He (co)-organizes the AngularJS and ReactJS Munich Meetup Groups and the JS Kongress in Munich. Before focusing on organizing, he's been a speaker on various international events.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I believe every single person has a unique story to tell, and the more diverse the people and these stories are, the more we learn. I want to contribute to this community by sharing my own experience as a speaker and empower others to do the same.
About Núria: Hola! I'm a User Experience Designer currently working at Holidu. I'm also Organiser of the Munich Accessibility Meetup and an occasional speaker.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to pay it forward by sharing my experiences to newbie speakers so they won't make the same mistakes I did! :p
About Faye: Community Manager at Checkmk. Mozilla volunteer for 7 years now, has spoken at various events and run grassroots campaigns to spread the Mozilla mission.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I love to empower diverse people to take the challenge and to step out and up by trying something new.
About Cordelia: Diploma in Mineralogy and joined Microsoft as a trainee in 2001 - I had already several positions inside our company, now Technical Delivery Manager for Technical Consultants
Reason for being involved in workshop: As a techspeaker, I have seen how this helps you to become a better developer and get involved with an awesome Dev community. I want other people to get benefited by same.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would love to mentor others to submit CFPs. As I WoC and speaker myself, I feel it's necessary to have more diverse speakers in tech conferences
About Keerthana: Software Engineer from Kochi, India working for Sixt at Munich
Reason for being involved in workshop: I recently started my path as a speaker and I found out that I really like to share the knowledge I have acquired and give back to the dev community.
About Marjorie: I am Frontend Developer from Venezuela based in Germany. I have a lot of interest on UX/UI and design. I am currently focusing on accessibility and trying to do my part on making the web a more accessible place for everyone.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Five years ago I fell in love with public speaking. It was a journey outside my comfort zone – but using the stage for topics that matter is unbelievably rewarding. I can’t wait to support you on your journey, making sure you empower yourself and use the stage to make your voice being heard.
About Masa: Masa is CSM Manager for Modern Workplace at Microsoft Germany. In this role, she reports to the German Management Board. Together with her team, she is responsible for supporting German Enterprise customers on their way to a Modern Workplace. Not only in regards of deploying technology, but also in terms of adaptation, and change management. She has been with Microsoft since 2013 and was team leader for Business Applications prior to her current role. Masa acts as a strong advocate for greater inclusion and, in particular, equal opportunities for women and men at work. Amongst others, she co-heads the Women@Microsoft network in Germany. Before joining Microsoft, she was marketing lead in a start-up and a consultant in one of Europe's largest brand strategy agencies, Scholz & Friends. The "Manager of the Year" excellence prize was awarded to Masa in 2019.
Reason for being involved in workshop: i enjoy professional speaking and am thankful for the professional credibility it gives me because I did not study IT. Ironically the act of giving a talk forces you to become an expert - someone who just doesn't know the details but can also teach it to others. That is the most rewarding experience. I want to share experience with others and help them get reap the benefits.
About Julie: Julie is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. Always curious, she has moved from design into full-stack development and now architecture over the past 20 years. She loves to create solutions and build tools to deliver products faster. Away from the computer, she enjoys barefoot running and climbing.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
Closest U-Bahn station (mobility device accessible) is U6 Nordfriedhof.
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?
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
Please ring the bell (Microsoft) for access to the parking lot. Exiting from the parking lot is possible at any time without assistance.
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Please collect your name badge at the event reception desk.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
no (not required for access to the venue)
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? 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?