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 diversit

is there anything three Caucasian male (in their thirties) can tell you about diversity?

Jakub Marchwicki

September 25, 2019
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  1. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    is there anything
    three Caucasian male
    (in their thirties) can tell you
    about diversity?
    Marcin Grzejszczak <@mgrzejszczak>
    Damian Leszczyński <@d_leszczynski>
    Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>

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  2. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>

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  3. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    there are a lot of questions that
    need to be answered
    when you propose a topic like that

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  4. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    why three? why men?
    and where is diversity in this group?
    - some disclaimers

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  5. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    meet us

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  6. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    when geeks want to do something
    they found a website

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  7. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    when geeks want to do something
    they found a website
    http://diverseit.io/

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  8. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    why men? why us?

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  9. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    why men? why us?
    Trójmiasto JUG, Warsaw JUG, Warsaw Cloud Native

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  10. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    What is diversity?
    What does diversity mean to you?
    question time

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  12. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    What is diversity? (poll answers)
    ● Gainning more value throughout team’s diversity
    ● Opportunity to let differences coexist and provide improvements.
    ● Better teams
    ● Group of people with different characteristics like: colour of the skin, experience, gender, sexual orientation, political views etc.
    ● Diversity is getting the amount of differences on many levels (eg. Age, ethnic, gender, religion, status, polithical views and many
    more) in the group. Good diversity is the most differecianted expereriences and views.
    ● opening doors, removing barriers, welcoming and engaging.
    ● Better teams
    ● Collaboration without borders
    ● More perspectives
    ● 1+1>2
    ● More ideas

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  13. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    tabs vs spaces
    programmers will know

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  14. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    ● i recently worked at a company that used tabs
    ● i created a new repository, and thought i was being hip and modern, so i
    started to evangelize spaces for the 'consistency across environments'
    ● i get approached by not one, but TWO coworkers who unfortunately are
    highly visually impaired,
    ● and each has a different visual impairment
    ● one of them uses tab-width 1 because he uses such a gigantic font-size
    ● the other uses tab-width 8 and a really wide monitor
    ● these guys have serious problems using codebases with spaces, they have
    to convert, do their work, and then unconvert before committing
    https://www.reddit.com/r/javascript/comments/c8drjo/nobody_talks_about_the_real_reason_to_use_tabs/

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  15. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    a spectrum of inclusivity

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  16. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    DiverseIT Old days
    Meetups 39 108
    Female speakers 9 3
    Male speakers 48 95
    New speakers 35 39
    % of new speakers 61% 39%
    % of female speakers 15% 3%
    Some stats (2017 - 2019)

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  17. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    focus
    you can’t do everything, everywhere

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  18. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    Adults
    Teenagers
    Kids
    diverseit.io

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  19. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    how we did it?

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  20. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    how we did it?
    stepping outside of the comfort zone

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  21. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    Let’s do a thought experiment
    https://martinfowler.com/bliki/DiversityMediocrityIllusion.html

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  22. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    Let’s do a thought experiment
    https://martinfowler.com/bliki/DiversityMediocrityIllusion.html
    pick out ten sparkly marbles such
    that five were blue and five were pink
    I don't think you would react by saying
    “that's impossible”.
    it's possible to find the appropriate marbles,
    but the downside is that it takes longer.

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  23. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    What can you do tomorrow? In the
    environment next to you?
    question time

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    What can you do tomorrow? (poll answers)
    ● ACE 2019 conference organisers supported the talk preparation. Check how many women they had this year ;)
    ● Sit down and discuss this problem and offer the help to the people organising the conferences and meetups. I am not
    organising or managing, but I have diversed connections. Through this I can help with the effort of "picking up the marbles" :)
    ● What do you think about lower price for courses, certifications i.e. for women, people above 50years old etc. ?
    ● To start recommend people to work in my company from different background.

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  26. DiverseIT
    Organic work
    Work with
    kids
    Work with
    teenagers
    Mentor adults,
    ie. tech
    leadership
    Newcommers
    Sponsorship
    and support
    Coach and
    mentor
    newcommers
    Find talents
    Organisation
    Copywrite
    Organize
    support
    communities

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  27. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    can we do better?
    aka. it conferences

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  29. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    just putting out a call for papers and
    saying you'd like a diverse speaker
    lineup isn't enough

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  30. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    GeeCON 2018: 2 female speakers of out 75
    another conference 2019 in Poland: 4 female speakers out of 89
    GeeCON 2019: 7 female speakers of out 70

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  31. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    male female
    technical 84 3
    soft skill 7 7
    submissions

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  32. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    male female
    technical 84 3
    soft skill 7 7
    submissions & results
    male female
    technical 34 1
    soft skill 1 2
    dear industry: we can do better

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  33. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    Just telling people
    you can vote, you can register
    isn’t enough

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  34. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    Thank you!
    https://speakerdeck.com/kubamarchwicki/diverseit
    Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>

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  35. Jakub Marchwicki <@kubem>
    Questions - after talk
    ● Were you checking how diversity of speakers influenced diversity of audience?
    ● Are You plannning something for diverse speakers not returning to speaking? Often I see people "trying" and not returning due
    to experiences during conferences
    ● What do you think about lowering a price for courses, certifications for i.e. women, older people etc. ?

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