Belfast, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10:00 AM till 15:00 PM March 2nd 2019Book your free ticket
Allstate Northern Ireland
10 Mays Meadow
Belfast BT1 3PH
This workshop is organised by Desy Kristianti, Dan Callahan and Rachel Connor. Thanks to Allstate NI and Liberty IT for sponsoring this event.
Please head over to our Eventbrite page for more information.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to drop Desy Kristianti an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach Dan Callahan at @callahad on Twitter.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I've found conference speaking to be both great fun and wonderful for my professional career, but I'm frustrated by the barriers of privilege, exclusivity, and insider knowledge that prevent more people from experiencing the same. Global Diversity CFP Day sounds like a great way to begin countering that.
About Dan: I'm a developer advocate at Mozilla, where I've spoken at dozens of events around the world, keynoted PyCon and Linux.conf.au, helped train Mozilla's own volunteer Tech Speakers, and participated in selection and review committees for a handful of regional and international conferences.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Allstate NI are committed to Inclusive Diversity, and empowering all to develop their skill sets and confidence through collaboration
About Allstate: Allstate was established in Northern Ireland in 1998 to provide high quality software development services and business solutions in support of its parent company, The Allstate Corporation. Allstate is Northern Ireland's largest IT Company with over 2,200 employees across three sites in Belfast, L'Derry and Strabane. Allstate is a major center for innovative software development, covering the full software lifecycle of design, development, maintenance and support
Reason for being involved in workshop: I found huge benefits to my career from giving talks at local meetups and conferences, and would like to help encourage others to do the same. I know how intimidating it xan be when you've never done it before and don't know what the "norm" is.
About Claire: I’m Claire, a tech nerd with a particular interest in front-end/web development who enjoys being part of the tech community in Belfast. I work primarily on the UI/front-end of builds, with a focus on performance, responsiveness and usability. I have a particular interest in accessibility and attempt to implement accessibility standards in any builds I can along with sharing these requirements with the rest of the dev and design team wherever I am. I currently work as a software engineer for Bazaarvoice Belfast.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Public speaking can be terrifying for many, I'd love to be able to support new speakers and hopefully also improve the diversity of speakers at events and conferences.
About Rachel: Rachel works in technology consulting. In her spare time she volunteers as a City Lead with Women Who Code Belfast organising events with the purpose of encouraging women to excel in the technology sector.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I attended the Global Diversity CFP Day 2018 in Dublin and it was such an amazing experience where not only did I learn so much but also met a lot of likeminded people with brilliant talk ideas, really inspiring me to speak about things that I am passionate about myself. Since then I have spoken at four conferences across the UK and Ireland. I would like to bring CFP Day to Belfast and create the same experience for others.
About Desy: Desy Kristianti is a Technology Consultant at Deloitte. She specialises in Enterprise Integrations, having delivered multiple digital transformation programmes developing networks of applications in order to integrate the technical architecture. She is also a City Leader at Women Who Code (WWCode) Belfast, a non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring women to excel in the technology sector. Desy recently started The SPUDS Belfast which is a friendly impromptu public speaking group.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to be part of a movement in my home City that helps people use their voices
About Andrew: Belfast based Android developer Scrum Master in training
Reason for being involved in workshop: I would never have expected to enjoy public speaking as much as I have, but I've found it a uniquely rewarding experience. I'd like to share that with people, and to help them avoid some of the pitfalls along the way. Selfishly, I also think that increasing the diversity of voices at conferences can only improve the quality and quantity of great talks available for us all to enjoy.
About Ciaran: Ciaran is a technologist at Liberty IT who has spoken at conferences in Boston, London and Belfast. Outside of those he also sometimes talks about history as part of the Headstuff Lectures, a lighthearted educational/comedy event regularly appearing at the Workman's Club in Dublin.
Reason for being involved in workshop: It took me far too long to pluck up the courage for public speaking. I'd like to help others get over that initial hurdle to what can be an immensely rewarding experience.
About Mark: Organiser of the Northern Ireland Developer Conference. Microsoft MVP.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
The nearest train station is Belfast Lanyon Place.
There are bus and glider stops outside the station.
Follow signs to the taxi area by the entrance to the Lanyon Place train station and take the back exit. It is a 2 min walk to the building.
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
If you are arriving by bus, please follow signs to the taxi area by the entrance to the Lanyon Place train station and use the elevator down for the back exit.
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?
Hilton Car Park (0.3 miles)
Are there costs associated with parking?
£14 for 6 hours
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? Yes
Is the parking lot guarded? Yes
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Enter via automatic doors and sign in with Security staff - they will permit access to the rest of the building
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
The event will take place on the ground floor
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? No
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
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?