E13 Diversity in the Tech Industry

Date

Fri, 10 Jul, 2020

Time

18:00 CEST /

Hosted by

Chad Carlson
Chad Carlson
Technical Writer
Platform.sh
Virna Tritschler
US People Ops Manager

Minority groups today are, and can feel, underrepresented in communities in the tech industry.

Companies can unintentionally promote exclusionary hiring processes, resulting in a lack of diversity in the way their teams approach problems while developing software.

This can stifle innovation indirectly, all from unconscious biases that discouraged candidates from applying in the first place, which is the opposite of what our communities need.

We need as many people with as many different mindsets as we can get contributing to and take charge of our software projects so that they can continue to thrive.

This week on Deploy Friday, we’ll speak with witty works founders Nadia Fischer and Lukas Smith about the tools and services they provide to make companies’ hiring process an intentional mechanism for building and supporting diverse tech communities.

Guest Presenters