WordPress is about democratizing publishing, removing barriers to getting your words on the web. There’s a cool effort underway right now to remove some barriers that people from groups underrepresented in tech might face when becoming a WordCamp or meetup speaker.
But how do we as a community drive that diversity. What can each of us do to help promote those who might be fearful of speaking at official event, from taking that first step.
We have invited speakers from both the WordPress space, as well as the technology space in general, who come from diverse backgrounds, to share their stories with us.
Deb Butler is a full-time, freelance Front-End Developer. Not only does she spend her days building everything from the classiest to quirkiest of websites, she runs the Open File Backup podcast highlighting women in tech. Passionate about diversity, tech and travelling.
You can view her portfolio website here: The Startum Project (http://startumproject.co.za), podcast here: https://openfilebackup.net and don’t forget Facebook & Twitter: @startumproject @openfilebackup https://facebook.com/startumproject
Abed Matini is a mid-level web developer at Matini Consulting. He works on different areas of web development from creating plugins for Drupal websites using PHP to WordPress, Front-end and User Experience.
He was a member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) and has spoken at IITPSA introducing ChatBots.
Samuel Femi is a WordPress Developer, currently working as a Technical Support Engineer with Paid Memberships Pro. He invest's in the youth by introducing them to web development.
*** What to bring ***
Yourself, and a pen and notepad (or digital equivalent) for extra notes. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
We'll be starting at 7pm sharp, but doors will be open from 6:30pm.
*** Important to know ***
ENTRY IS FREE. Please don't be late, and please do update your RSVP if you're unable to attend.
We hope to see you there.