Paula Kennedy – Welcome to Wherever You Are

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In the tech industry, one of our favorite ways of sharing information and ideas, gaining insights and knowledge as well as growing our network of contacts is to attend and speak at events such as conferences and meetups. Unfortunately, we often see that attendees and speakers look similar, come from similar backgrounds and have similar outlooks, all of which leads us to miss out on the innovation and creativity that diversity brings us. So why is this happening and how can we make our events more accessible to a broader and more diverse group of people? As a co-organiser of DevOpsDays London, Coed:Ethics conference and several meetup groups, Paula will present some of the measures she’s experimented with to increase accessibility to these events. What worked and what didn’t, with suggestions for how we can all contribute to making our events more accessible and welcoming in the future.

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