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The Power of Community

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The Power of Community


The #YouEqualTech community started in 2017 in London and is slowly becoming a leading community, making change happen through their meetups and network. With over 3000 people in the London group we felt it was time to bring #YouEqualTech to the North to expand its reach and impact.

With diversity and inclusion at the forefront, our goal is to connect the technology and digital industry to the outside world, through learning, sharing initiatives and having the opportunity to hear and see role models from under-represented groups in tech. #YouEqualTechNorth (#YETNorth) will be holding regular events and each one will aim to provide practical advice on driving diversity within the technology industry.

Join us at Barclays Eagle Lab on Tuesday 9th April where we’ll be kicking off the series of #YETNorth events with a celebration of community!

Whether you’re working in tech already, or are thinking of making the leap, #YETNorth events are about coming together to learn from others in this space - and meeting new people who can support and champion you in your career.

Our speakers will be sharing their experience of the impact of community on their lives and careers. They'll also be sharing actionable advice on finding "your tribe" and building strong support systems around you.

We'll be joined by:

Tina Howell, Cloud Practice Lead at AND Digital

Tina brings with her a career in technology that spans two decades across a wide variety of roles. She is a vocal advocate and practitioner of DevOps, and passionately believes in the power communities have to build long-lasting, effective DevOps capabilities. Tina’s focus is to help organisations grow and foster these capabilities through initiatives that include apprenticeships, AWS re:Start, coaching and consulting.

Tina is a familiar face within the flourishing tech community in the North of England and regularly contributes to the DevOps Battle Royale. Tina is also a leading figure within AND Digital’s Women In Leadership Community, which exists to champion gender equality within the company and enhance the opportunities for all female members of AND.

David Turner, VP Engineering at ResponseTap

David has been working with start-ups for over 20 years and is passionate about customer experience excellence. Having lived and worked all over the world, David has taken a pro-active role to build and nurture local tech communities, finding within them new friends, new business opportunities and new employees

Since 2013, David has worked with seed stage and growth stage businesses to build high-functioning product and engineering teams and validate and scale new business models. He is currently leading the engineering team for ResponseTap, Europe’s leading call intelligence provider linking online activity to inbound phone calls and outcomes.

Mhairi Davidson, Development Team Manager at In Touch Networks

Mhairi is currently Development Team Manager for In Touch Networks who have been named 3 times as the Fastest Growing Tech Company in the North West by Deloitte.

Having transitioned into Software Development from Head of People at the beginning of 2018, Mhairi qualified as a Scrum Master and has since led digital transformation and change management projects. These have grown In Touch as a business and amplified the Development team as the heart of the company’s growth.

#YetNorth events are open to everyone... Tell your friends!

The plan:
6.00pm - Doors open for networking (Drinks and nibbles served)
6.30pm - Lightning talks and discussion with the audience
9.00pm - Finish

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Tweet us your Q's, or follow the event feed using #YETNorth
Barclays Eagle Lab Manchester
Albert Square · Greater Manchester
How to find us

Train - Oxford Road Metro - St Peter Square

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