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From WiT to WiTtier

From WiT to WiTtier

A talk about growing a Women in Tech (WiT) community in Nottingham, UK. Given at GitHub Satellite.

Amy Dickens

May 22, 2017
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  1. From
    to WiTtier

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  2. Who am I?
    @RedRoxProjects

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  3. Amy Dickens
    @RedRoxProjects
    @dickensa
    dickensa.github.io

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  4. The Able Orchestra
    @RedRoxProjects
    Image courtesy of the BBC

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  5. Why do women in tech
    communities matter?
    How do you grow communities
    like this?
    How to be welcoming to everyone
    Five simple things
    @RedRoxProjects

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  6. Why Women in Tech?
    @RedRoxProjects

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  7. Let’s talk about BIAS
    @RedRoxProjects

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  8. Negative BIAS
    @RedRoxProjects

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  9. Positive BIAS
    @RedRoxProjects

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  10. Technology has no bias
    we do
    @RedRoxProjects

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  11. Unconscious
    @RedRoxProjects

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  12. Diversity
    @RedRoxProjects

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  13. DIVERSE TEAMS, COMPANIES,
    THOUGHTS, BACKGROUNDS,
    MUSIC TASTES, ETC. ETC.
    Terri Burns, Twitter @tcburning
    @RedRoxProjects

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  14. Diversity
    @RedRoxProjects

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  15. Facts & Figures
    @RedRoxProjects

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  16. 20%
    @RedRoxProjects

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  17. Role Models
    @RedRoxProjects
    Removing gender
    labels from job roles

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  18. Inspire
    @RedRoxProjects

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  19. Nov 2014 - first women
    in tech conference
    Feb 2016 - second women
    in tech conference
    MAR 2016 - monthly meet
    up starts
    FEB 2017 - third women
    in tech conference
    MAR 2017 - Women in Tech
    Meetup 1st Birthday
    MAY 2017 - building a
    community outside of
    the conference
    @RedRoxProjects

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  20. Events
    for
    Everyone
    @RedRoxProjects

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  21. ALL GENDERS
    LEVELS
    AGES
    INTERESTS
    @RedRoxProjects

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  22. Impact
    @RedRoxProjects
    The Ripple effect

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  23. @RedRoxProjects
    “Today I’ve
    learnt that I can
    be successful in
    technology if I
    want to be”
    Women in Tech 2017

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  24. Encourage and
    support each other
    @RedRoxProjects

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  25. NB IN TECH
    CODELIB
    MODERN MUSE
    RAILSGIRLS
    SHE++
    TRANSCODE
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  26. Create ambassadors
    @RedRoxProjects

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  27. The
    Future
    @RedRoxProjects

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  28. Be aware of your
    biases
    @RedRoxProjects

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  29. Encourage
    Inclusivity
    @RedRoxProjects

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  30. Be an
    Ambassador
    @RedRoxProjects

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  31. Challenge
    negative behaviour
    @RedRoxProjects

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  32. Be excellent to each other
    Always
    @RedRoxProjects

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  33. Thank you for listening!
    @RedRoxProjects

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