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Becoming Less Horrible at Diversity

Becoming Less Horrible at Diversity

Talk given at self.conference by Katie Miller (@phedinkus) and Todd Kaufman (@toddkaufman)

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Todd Kaufman

May 20, 2016
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  1. BECOMING less horrible AT DIVERSITY

  2. @phedinkus KATIE MILLER

  3. @toddkaufman TODD KAUFMAN

  4. Software is broken! @testdouble aims to fix it Say hello@testdouble.com

  5. DIVERSITY

  6. “I care, but…”

  7. <excuses />

  8. Rocky Mountain Ruby September 2013

  9. oh shit

  10. SHAME

  11. GUILT leads to hiding

  12. PRIVILEGE should not cause shame

  13. BEING IDLE should cause shame

  14. How Test Double Fixed Diversity

  15. 100%

  16. 88%

  17. How Test Double Fixed Diversity

  18. How Test Double Fixed is fixing Diversity

  19. Why is Test Double so fucked up?

  20. STARTING A BUSINESS IS hard

  21. None
  22. uh…

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  24. Using Your Words Overcomes Shame

  25. None
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  28. Go talk to Ashe now

  29. GETTING BETTER internally

  30. IDENTIFY RETAIN LOCATE THE HOW:

  31. INDENTIFYING good people

  32. issue #1 Implicit Bias

  33. Broaden Viewpoints

  34. issue #2 Interviewing is Stressful

  35. Self Scheduled

  36. Bridge Agent

  37. issue #3 Random Results

  38. Same People

  39. Same Standards

  40. issue #4 False Negatives

  41. Align Interview Steps with Actual Work

  42. Values and Soft Skills Matter

  43. RETAINING good people

  44. Focus on Values

  45. Open and Honest

  46. Empathy

  47. Continuous Improvement

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  49. Benefits

  50. Balance

  51. Normal Workdays

  52. Time Off

  53. Fair Compensation

  54. Alter egos For Everyone

  55. Amber - Agent 0011 Kevin - Agent 009 Jason -

    Agent 003 Dustin - Agent 0013 Dean - Agent 0018 Todd - Agent 001 Justin - Agent 002 Katie - Agent 0017
  56. Support

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  58. Agents Clients

  59. More Diversity

  60. FINDING good people

  61. Your Reputation Matters

  62. Don’t be an asshole

  63. “That’s great and all but I don’t own a company.”

    <shrug>
  64. Your Network Matters

  65. give give ⏳

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  67. #socialmedia<3

  68. Just hiring diversely doesn’t help the industry

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  70. Value all levels of experience

  71. Change starts with you

  72. Diversity is broken! Help @testdouble fix it Say hello@testdouble.com

  73. Thank You!