Inclusive communication

Inclusive communication

This talk was given at the Google Developer Expert summit 2019. Its target audience is Google Developer Experts that actively write blog posts or speak at conferences.

Abstract:

As Google Developer experts, we have a deep knowledge about technology and are seasoned bloggers / speakers. However, our communication style can have a profound impact on people consuming our content. Saying "this is wrong" or "you should never" pass on a value judgment towards others with no understanding of the situation that person/their project is in.

Let's investigate some of the communication mistakes I've made or seen and talk about how they can be improved. The more inclusive your communication style becomes, the more impact your message will make on others.

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Jeroen Mols

October 27, 2019
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  1. Jeroen Mols Android GDE Belgium @molsjeroen GDE Summit 2019 Inclusive

    communication http://bit.ly/lego_astro
  2. Who speaks at conferences? molsjeroen

  3. Who writes blog posts? molsjeroen

  4. You are doing it all wrong! molsjeroen

  5. http://bit.ly/lego_present

  6. And then simply write a regex to determine if the

    email address is valid molsjeroen
  7. And then simply write a regex to determine if the

    email address is valid molsjeroen
  8. And to check if the email address is valid, you

    could for instance use this regex: molsjeroen
  9. Avoid belittling words molsjeroen

  10. You need to learn at least one new programming language

    every year molsjeroen
  11. You need to learn at least one new programming language

    every year molsjeroen
  12. Learning new programming languages is a great way to acquire

    new insights molsjeroen
  13. Try not to use absolutes molsjeroen

  14. Accept responsibility molsjeroen

  15. Putting your business logic in the view is something only

    a junior would do molsjeroen
  16. Putting your business logic in the view is something only

    a junior would do molsjeroen
  17. By separating the view from the business logic, it becomes

    easier to test molsjeroen
  18. Explain why molsjeroen

  19. Consider context molsjeroen

  20. Recap Avoid belittling words Try not to use absolutes Accept

    responsibility Explain why Consider context
  21. http://bit.ly/lego_pants

  22. Who speaks at conferences? molsjeroen

  23. Who writes blog posts? Molsjeroen molsjeroen

  24. What I learned molsjeroen

  25. Thank You! GDE Summit 2019 Jeroen Mols Android GDE Belgium

    @molsjeroen http://bit.ly/lego_astro