Diversity in tech panel: understanding what WE can do every day


Diversity in tech: what’s actually being done to make the community more inclusive? We all agree that education, careers, and opportunities in technology should not be limited to any one demographic or sector. At the same time, there are underrepresented groups who are struggling to break into the field. How do we bridge the gap? In this panel we will try to focus on what we can directly do every day in our offices, in our tech communities and in everyday life. to make the panel more interesting it might be useful to know a little more about our beliefs with a test.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone

Eliza Camber

Android Developer - Pixplixity

Passionate Android developer, public speaker and community organizer. GDE on the Google Assistant. My biggest passion is playing with new technologies. I'm an organizer for the GDG (Google Developer Group) NL and the lead for the WomenTechmakers program in NL.

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Jean Volski

Global Support Product Lead - Developer Tools - Atlassian

Jean has over 15 years experience managing support and services teams across diverse cultures and technical expertise. She is currently responsible for defining strategies to deliver legendary support to Atlassian customers using Bamboo, Bitbucket, Fisheye and Crucible.

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Qa'id Jacobs

UX Strategist - Constellation Design

Born and raised in New York and New Jersey (USA), Qa'id studied Music and Business at New York University. After marketing various major artists, managing a recording studio, and co-founding a production company, a career change landed him in the world of Design. Qa'id worked as an in-house and freelance designer for almost 10 years before making another shift: moving to Amsterdam in 2013. As a UX Designer in Amsterdam, he has worked with both large, global corporates and small, bootstrapped startups. Using an empathetic design approach, he takes on challenges of class, locale, and context.

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Lian Li

Cloud Native Consultant - Container Solutions BV

Lian always wanted to save the world. After a failed attempt at becoming a lawyer, she decided to do something with computers instead. Working as a Fullstack Software Engineer, she got into attending tech events and giving talks on Machine Learning with JavaScript all around the world. She fell in love with the tech community, which led to her co-organising the community conference ServerlessDays Amsterdam. Currently, Lian lives in Amsterdam and works as Cloud Native Consultant at Container Solutions, a consultancy focused on programmable infrastructure.

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