Diversity-Friendly Software

Mar 10, 2017

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

It’s time for software to embrace differences (not just tolerate them), and see diversity as a strength. Most software today works best for people like the teams that create it, and embeds biases against women, African-Americans, Latinxs, LGBTAIQs, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups - and it's even worse at the intersections. So the industry is primed for change. This session discusses current examples, “best practices” that teams can immediately leverage, and emerging ideas from projects that have focused heavily on diversity. We also discuss the challenges and how to overcome them - and chart a path to the future.

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Shireen Mitchell

Stop Online Violence Against Women

Jon Pincus

TapestryMaker

Details

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Secondary Entry:
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Format:

Dual

Type:

Session

Track:

Development & Code

Level:

Intermediate