Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Diversity But Were Too Afraid to Ask (LaConf 2014)

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May 22, 2014
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Diversity But Were Too Afraid to Ask (LaConf 2014)

Presented by Ashe Dryden and André Arko.

For more detail, see Ashe's post about the talk at http://ashedryden.com/la-conf-tbd, and Andre's post about allies at http://andre.arko.net/2013/12/04/how-to-be-an-ally/.

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André Arko

May 22, 2014
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  1. everything you ever wanted to know about diversity but were

    too afraid to ask
  2. everything you ever wanted to know about diversity but were

    too afraid to ask
  3. ashe dryden @ashedryden

  4. None
  5. andré arko @indirect

  6. None
  7. why should I care about diversity?

  8. why should I care about diversity?

  9. why are people so upset about this?

  10. why are people so upset about this?

  11. is it really as bad and widespread as people say

    it is?
  12. but isn’t the problem the pipeline?

  13. isn’t doing outreach to a specific group

  14. isn’t that discriminatory against the majority?

  15. why should we have to lower our standards to increase

    diversity?
  16. but isn’t tech a meritocracy?

  17. we’re all adults, why can’t we just be nice to

    each other?
  18. yeah, but what can I do about it?

  19. why are you mad at me, it’s not my fault

  20. how do I know if I’m doing something

  21. how do I help without speaking for people?

  22. thanks! @ashedryden @indirect

  23. resources bit.ly/ally-work