Past Meetup

Nijmegen PHP May 2015

This Meetup is past

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Details

Meet up with your fellow PHP developers from the Nijmegen area.

General planning
Have a drink, a slice of pizza and a great presentation!

18.30h - Doors open
19.00h - Pizza delivery!
20.00h - Talk by Wouter and Juliette
21.00h - Raffle
21.15h - Drinks & socials

Talk - 'Diversity matters'
This month's talk is a keynote-in-the-making, "Diversity matters". Wouter Groenewold (https://twitter.com/wgroenewold) and Juliette Reinders Folmer (https://twitter.com/jrf_nl) have initiated this project to highlight diversity in the IT community and to encourage more diversity in this homogeneous bastion.

While some IT companies are slowly trying to make a difference, the IT industry is still a pre-dominantly white male domain.

In every industry where the work-force has shifted - often over a thirty year period - from severely limited diversity to a diverse work-force, you'll find that both productivity as well as profitability has increased.

Taking into account the enormous shortage of IT professionals world-wide, the time has come to accelerate this much-needed shift.

In this talk we'll look at some of the psychological and sociological aspects which inhibit the change to a more diverse workforce in the IT industry. But we don't stop there: we all are in an unique position to contribute to this change, so let's discuss what each of us can do today to move towards a healthier and more economically sane industry.

They'd really like to use the wisdom of the crowds, so they are currently running a survey on

http://survey.diversitymatters.it/2015

to this end.

We encourage you to fill out the questionnaire and let your voice be heard with smart solutions for now and the future.
Also, please help them by spreading the word about the survey far and wide!

Social Media
You can find us on twitter (http://twitter.com/nijmegenPHP) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nijmegenphp/754950127945983)!