09:00 AM till 15:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
ThoughtWorks Australia Pty. Ltd.
Level 19,127 Creek Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would love to see more diversity in conference lineups
About Vanessa: Speaker, DevOps seller and all round troublemaker. Very involved in helping a new generation of speakers!
Reason for being involved in workshop: Firstly, it’s important. And secondly these types of events are the best fun!
About Sammy: I look after People & Community at SixPivot and organise Brisbane’s largest coding working for women, Muses Code JS. I’m often involved with the tech community, you’ll catch me hosting and speaking at conferences and events. I’ve been a finalist for a couple of Women in Tech Awards and won a few national championships for women in breaking (aka breakdancing). Looking forward to meeting you all on Global Diversity CFP Day 👋
Reason for being involved in workshop: Love to see more diverse people submitting to present at user groups and conference like DDD Brisbane.
About Bronwen: Bronwen Zande is a Director of Soul Solutions, based in Brisbane, Australia. She is a founding organiser of DDD Brisbane and a 2nd year SheEO Activator. Currently a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Bronwen loves to travel and can regularly be found presenting at user groups and conferences locally and internationally.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to help increase diversity at conferences so that speakers with different perspectives and life experiences can contribute and cultivate richer conversations
About Harsh: Harsh is a full stack developer with 2+ years of experience working as a consultant. He has specific interests in data engineering, data science and machine learning and has also worked on numerous Proof-Of-Concepts and large scale software systems, some with event driven architecture. When not working, he likes to go camping, train jiu jitsu and play coop games.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Help people share their ideas and be there to support them in their journey.
About Deepti: Deepti is a developer with almost 10 years of experience. She loves solving problems through technology any given day. When not working, she is found cuddling her dogs and enjoying Netflix.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Diversity at conferences is important to me. I've received assistance with my own CFPs and want to help others.
About Jen: Kiwi on the Gold Coast. Scrum Master and conference speaker. Feminist, reader, gamer, food-lover, pansexual. Pronouns: She/her.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm giving back what I have gotten out of the community. Especially those who are new.
About Julian: I'm a former engineer who made a mid career change. I've been working as a software engineer for the last four years. I love helping out with people who are new to the industry.
Reason for being involved in workshop: The science is in. Inclusion is important, diverse people provide diverse ways of thinking and produce better results. We need to hear more of those voices. Sharing a passion for tech should be open and approachable to anyone, and that's what this workshop is all about.
About Emily: Emily Taylor has been developing and shipping code for ten years. Coding is not just a job for Emily - it’s a passion and something she likes to do in her spare time. She is an active member of the .NET community as a co-organiser for the Brisbane .NET User Group. She is interested in encouraging the next generation of coders, which is why she is a regular volunteer and speaker.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm very passionate about public speaking and I want to help encourage more people to feel confident in sharing their stories so we can have more diverse conference line-ups in our community
About David: David Cook is a Principal Consultant at Telstra Purple, organiser of DDD Brisbane and the Brisbane .NET Meetup, and a public speaking coach.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I love helping people achieve what they want to do.
About Tharanga: I'm a Junior Software Engineer at a startup called MAXART. We make AR and VR games for companies to train their employees.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to support new speakers in tech who are from diverse backgrounds to take the stage & change the world.
About Sarah: Sarah Smith comes to development & entrepreneurship with a background in Software Engineering for companies like Nokia & Google, and over a decade of mobile device experience. Previously Sarah was a Senior Software Engineer with Expedia Group at the development centre in Brisbane, Queensland; working on mobile apps for iOS, and Android. Previously to that she was founder & CTO with Sortal which started when her team won Creative Startup Weekend in March 2017 & went on to win a spot in Collider Accelerator 2017. Sortal is revolutionary AI powered image management software. Sarah was responsible for all things tech including the scalable architecture, mobile implementation and deep-learning technology. Prior to that Sarah ran her own software company Smithsoft in 2012, realizing a goal to develop independent games & apps. Through Smithsoft Sarah built a team of 6 and shipped word game "Pandora's Books" in 2016. Before Smithsoft Sarah worked for Nokia in Brisbane (2009-2012), and for Google in Mountain View, California (2007-2009) and before that Trolltech - the iconic Norwegian software company (2004-2007). Sarah is an international speaker and expert in creative teams and agile projects; mobile development and technical architecture for apps. She builds scalable architecture for app backends, and has deep expertise in systems programming. She works in her discretionary time on diversity in hiring and mentoring women coders.
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?
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? Yes
What is the process for entering?
There will be volunteers to let you in the building.
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? 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?