Reflections of Diversity in Tech

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Weteringschans 165 C · Amsterdam

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Good day all,

I recently started asking myself what I could do to try and address the issue of diversity (or lack thereof) in our tech world.
The scenery is complicated and discouraging - at our latest Elixir meetup we only had male attendees 😐 - but thanks to a few connections, I am happy to move a first step.

Sobhi is a human rights expert who does workshops around Europe and the Middle East about Human Rights and Technology. His talk will be thought provoking and probably illuminating to all of us.

Then, we'll have a panel session with a few personalities in the tech & community scene, where opinions on different topics will be discussed between the stage and the crowd. I hope to see lots of you there!

A big thank you to Codemotion for hosting us! Codemotion Amsterdam is back on April 2-3, 2019. Join the largest tech conference for software developers in EMEA with a 30% discount:

17:30: doors open
18:00: pizza & drinks
18:30: Reflections of Diversity in Tech (see below)
19:10: short break
19:20: Panel session with:
• Judy Dekker - Anthropologist 👩🏼‍🌾 Ace & Tate
• Thiago de Faria - Head (and heart) of Engineering 👷🏽‍♂️ LinkIt
• Sobhi Khatib - Human Rights in Technology 👨🏽‍⚖️
• Lian Li - Head of Diversity 👩🏼‍🎤 Container Solutions
• Tea Stojanovic - IT Consultant 🥋 InfoSupport

Talk #1: Reflection of Diversity in Tech
Why is diversity an important topic when it comes to technology? How is that reflected in the industry and what can we do it about it? We will explore this topic, starting from when you started studying programming until nowadays... and maybe what it might look like in the future.

Speaker Bio:
Sobhi Khatib facilitates and trains workshops on Strategy, Change Management and Human Rights & Technology. Sobhi has over 14 years of experience working with a variety of organisations such as Amnesty International, Al-Jazeera and United Nations. He uses cross-sector tools to expose people to different mindsets. Sobhi's educational background is in Psychology, Human Rights & Conflict Management. A short introductory video of his trainings is available here (in Arab):