We’ve been talking to Alex Crass at OPUS Talent Solutions about ways to increase diversity in tech, exploring recruitment processes and our ideas on changing company cultures to be more self-aware and inclusive in their practices.
OPUS want to support us to bring our ideas to an even wider audience and are generously supporting an event to bring together leading members of the business community who are in a position to effect change, with members of the Women’s Tech Hub. Continue reading “Conversations with OPUS”
On Saturday 24th June we hosted our first summer conference at Watershed in Bristol. It was nerve-wracking to organise but rather wonderful to meet so many people who are as concerned as we are at the current lack of diversity in the tech workforce. We know it is not just a local issue, it’s a national one, but we do belive that Thinking Globally and Acting Locally is a good way forward. So we invited mostly local speakers to our three panels on Recruitment, Retention and Resilience, to come and share their thoughts on how to change things, and what they are doing to change things. Continue reading “Diversity in Tech 2017”
We are delighted to introduce the Women’s Tech Hub community to Bugsnag, who are sponsoring Diversity In Tech 2017. Bugsnag started in San Francisco and now have an expanding team in Bath, UK. This is what they do:
Continue reading “Diversity In Tech Sponsor Spotlight: Bugsnag”
We want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend our first annual conference on Diversity in Tech.
- We decided to have it on a Saturday rather than during the week, so that people working elsewhere could come and find out more about tech.
- We kept the price as low as possible (lunch is included) and offer free tickets for people on benefits.
- We are hosting at the Watershed, which is an accessible building, with accessible toilet and baby-changing area.
Continue reading “Diversity in Tech ~ Childcare at the Conference”
We are delighted to confirm our list of speakers and panel facilitators for Diversity in Tech 2017. Timings are 10am-4pm, with three panel discussions and lots of time afterwards for carrying on the conversation. Here are the lovely people who are on each of the three panels:
Continue reading “Diversity in Tech ~ Speaker List”