Sara Wachter-Boettcher presents: Inclusive design, ethical tech, and you

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Zendesk

67 Queen Street (Side Entrance) · Melbourne

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In the basement, entrance on Queen Street

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Sara Wachter-Boettcher will give a talk based on her book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, & Other Threats of Toxic Tech - a revealing look at how tech industry biases get baked into the digital products we use every day.

This meetup will be co-hosted with Girl Geek Dinners; a non-profit organisation that promotes and empowers women. They have over 2000+ members, and we organise monthly dinners, panel discussions, workshops and field trips for their members interested in technology, the internet, craft, code, design, communication, social media, marketing, business strategy and more!

The Web Meetup is an inclusive community that promotes collaboration and a better understanding of the disciplines associated with working on The Web. It's through an understanding of how to improve communicate and realising where our different roles and skills overlap that we can produce better quality applications and websites, and make our work more enjoyable.

Thanks to our sponsors Zendesk, StarRez, All Squares, and RateMyAgent there will be lots to eat and drink; we have great presenters lined up; and there will plenty of opportunity to network and socialise at the event and at the Mitre Tavern afterwards.

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* Agenda *

18:00 - Doors open, food arrives
18:30 - Presentations
21:00 - Head to the Mitre Tavern

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* The Presentations *

Inclusive content, ethical tech, and you Sara Wachter-Boettcher will give a talk based on her book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, & Other Threats of Toxic Tech—a revealing look at how tech industry biases get baked into the digital products we use every day. She’ll discuss where tech has gone wrong, why public backlash is coming (and that’s a good thing), and how we can build the infrastructure for inclusive, ethical design at our companies.

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is the principal of Rare Union, a digital product and content strategy consultancy based in Philadelphia. Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (W.W. Norton, 2017), was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired, and one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company. She is also the co-author, with Eric Meyer, of Design for Real Life (A Book Apart, 2016), a book about creating products and interfaces that are more inclusive and compassionate, and the author of Content Everywhere (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), a book about creating flexible, mobile-ready content. Sara speaks about design, tech, and digital publishing at conferences around the world, and consults with startups, Fortune 100 companies, and academic institutions. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, Salon, Quartz, and more. Find her on Twitter @sara_ann_marie or at sarawb.com