LSCC Talks #3

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Important: You must register at https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/6396-feeling-code-bridging-the-diversity-gap to attend this talk.

Our third set of talks is getting philosophical, and addressing some issues in our industry.

The event will consist of two half-hour talks and two five-minute lightning talks, followed by a trip to the pub for further discussion.

We are still looking for two lightning talks for this event. If you're interested, please contact Samir Talwar ASAP.

Feeling Code, by Guy Burton

In this talk, Guy will be exploring the way in which we use natural language in expressing our ideas, to try and help us to become better craftspeople, build better teams, and ultimately deliver a better product.

Guy is a technology agnostic developer who still believes delivering change could be easy.

Bridging the diversity gap, by Despo Pentara

We are all too familiar with the diversity problem in the tech industry. Being vocal on issues is important, but to make a difference we must also act. In October, Despo decided to start Codebar as an attempt to offer free weekly coding workshops to women, LGBT and other underrepresented minorities with the help of the community.

Through her personal experiences and struggles as a developer, she has learned just how important communities and the support they offer are. Things are easier when someone is sitting next to us offering a helping hand or just encouraging us to continue. She will be talking about Codebar, what this is all about, the vision, and what you can do to help make tech a better and more welcome place.

Important: You must register at https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/6396-feeling-code-bridging-the-diversity-gap to attend this talk.