Diversity in Tech

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echo `whoami`

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Cloud Software engineer

Before we start

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  • The opinions of this talk are my own and do not represent those of my employer
  • Links for research are attributed to the owner

Before we really start....

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Find someone that you don't know and introduce yourself

What we are going to talk about...

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  • What is diversity 
  • Why diversity is important
  • Who benefits from diversity
  • How we can contribute to diversity

What is diversity?

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What is diversity?

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What is diversity?

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Diversity represents the world we live in

 

Why is diversity important?

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Why is diversity important?

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  • Solves problems that would otherwise go unnoticed 
  • Encourages people to grow outside their boundaries
  • Creates an environment of curiosity
  • Creates opportunity for talent in hiring
  • Creates creative thinking 
  • Creates more reach for your business 

Why is diversity important?

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  • It's so important that Google gave 2.8M dollars to Black girls Code in NYC
  • Apple has a page dedicated to increasing it
  • Facebook commits $15M to code.org
  • Amazon has a page dedicated to increasing it.

Why is diversity important?

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Most tech conferences are giving away diversity scholarships

Who benefits?

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Population now......

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Who benefits?

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Companies get to have more solutions for a broader audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under represented groups can contribute to that solution

How do we contribute to diversity?

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How do we contribute?

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How do we contribute?

  • Find talent from our local community

  • Find local groups like GirlDevelopIt

  • Mentor people 

  • Attend meetups in different areas than you are used to

  • Promote diversity

  • Join our Slack 

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How do we contribute?

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How do we contribute?

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How do we contribute?

Use GitHub 

Any questions?

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Thank you

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Sources

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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diversity

http://www.apple.com/diversity/

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/diversity-in-tech/?utm_content=bufferbf008&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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