10:00 AM till 16:00 PM February 3rd 2018Book your free ticket
All attendees, organisers, facilitators, mentors and venue staff involved in Global Diversity CFP Day are required to agree with the code of conduct (https://www.globaldiversitycfpday.com/code-of-conduct). Staff will enforce this throughout the event.
If you need to report an incident please contact a mentor at your workshop. You can find mentor contact information on this page, or contact Stefan directly firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to report an issue anonymously you can use the anonymous reporting form here: https://goo.gl/forms/exjsCAkEBDGzY9BI2
Reason for being involved in workshop: Because I care about diversity and like to teach.
About Stefan: Frontend nerd, organizer of the Web Performance Group Berlin, occasional teacher, curator of Perf Tooling Today, organizer of CSSclasses Berlin and Developer Evangelist at Contentful.
Reason for being involved in workshop: When I started out speaking at conferences, I've frequently had help and support from fellow members of the community. Thought it'd be good to start giving back.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I believe there are people with amazing ideas to present at conferences or meet ups, but because of lack or resources or support, they find themselves abstaining from applying to Call for Papers. Therefore, I would like to help anyone to overcome this fear and try their first and many conferences :)
About Kate: Kate Castellano is a Venezuelan Informatics Engineer, specialized in Mobile Development. She started her career as an Android Developer but then decided to change to iOS Development, where she has been working for the past 6 years. One of her passions is to work towards the inclusion of more women in technology, therefore she was the co-organizer of Women Who Go Berlin chapter, Event-Manager for Berlin's Geekettes Mentorship Program and a mentor in Learn It Girl!. She currently works as a Senior iOS Developer for Clue and looks forward to join more organisations.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Yes, Berlin
About Ola: Mozilla Engineer, speaker, organiser and mom.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Such workshops have earlier helped me to get where I am today. I strongly believe in the worth and reach of such workshops and if there's a chance for me to get involved, I shall jump right in.
About Srushtika: Srushtika Neelakantam is a Developer Evangelist for deepstreamHub, Berlin. She is a passionate tech advocate and loves all things web ! She is also a regular speaker at tech conferences worldwide and a co-author of “Learning Web-Based Virtual Reality” published by Apress. A longtime contributor and techspeaker at Mozilla, she loves to discuss the open web and its enormous opportunities.
Reason for being involved in workshop: In my experience, encouraging submission is the best way to encourage diversity at conferences. I'd like to make these submissions succeed.
About Florian: Ruby and Rust programmer, organiser of the RustFest, eurucamp, jrubyconf.eu and Isle of Ruby conferences.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Many conferences have very homogeneous, non-diverse speaker line-ups. I'd like to support and encourage people from underrepresented groups and minorities to speak, whether by helping them to build their network, giving tips on which conferences are welcoming and treat their speakers well, or offering feedback on talk proposals, talk structure, and talk planning.
About Laura: Laura is a manager at Travis Foundation and the organiser of Rails Girls Summer of Code — a 3-month scholarship program to support women in the Open Source community. With a background in the visual arts and a non-traditional career path, she landed in tech as a web developer somewhat by accident. Laura is passionate about making things, Open Source software, feminism, music and space (as in rockets).
Reason for being involved in workshop: To me it has always been important to contribute back to the developer community, either via mentoring or open-source work, as tech evolves so fast in big part thanks to the communities that surround it. Participating in tech conferences/meetups to share your knowledge is one of the best ways to achieve that, and I want to help you share your expertise with all of us!
About Hernán: Hernán is a Software Engineer at Udacity, working for over a year driving most of the development for the European branch, mainly focused in usability and performance, as well as shipping new features here and there. Originally from Argentina, he co-founded and led the local Google Developers Group over 6 years ago, where he organized and spoke at several conferences in the country.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Part of my job is to speak at conferences and I had amazing support from my colleagues and friends on my first abstracts. Unfortunately there are a lot of folks that can't rely on such support but whose voice deserves to be heard on stage.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I am passionate about education and technology. Before starting my job in Developer Relations at Graphcool, I used to work as an iOS instructor at the MakeSchool Product College in San Francisco. I also spent three months in the Recurse Center in New York to study functional programming. In the past year, I have given several talks and workshops at conferences and local meetups. Speaking at conferences still is a challenge for me - I've had a stutter since I was a little child and only recently learned for myself that this doesn't mean I can't give conference talks. I hope I can inspire other developers to get rid of self-doubt and give great talks!
About Nikolas: Developer Relations @ Graphcool
Reason for being involved in workshop: I have spoken before and loved it. I have some insights and advice to share with those who'd really like to speak but have some concerns
About Amber: FE Web Developer, spoken at 3 conferences on my experience moving from psychology to development
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? No
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? No
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? No
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? No
How close is parking to the venue?
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? No
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?
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 mothers 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? No
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 handicap stalls or single-occupancy bathrooms are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available? If none is it possible to make some gender-neutral?