Speaker

Portland, OR October 1, 2016
Using Privilege Arbitrage to Increase Inclusion

It's well documented that most tech cultures (companies, FLOSS projects, hacker spaces, etc) are NOT inclusive. But how do you move an existing culture from less inclusive to more inclusive? Privilege Arbitrage, based on an awareness of one's own privilege & how it compares to those around them, is a method I'm proposing. By actively using one's higher situational privilege to benefit those with lower situational privilege, cultures can be changed. After a brief explanation, practical examples will be provided. I don't promise they'll be easy.

Austin, TX April 25, 2015
Discussing Practical Inclusivity
I'll talk about discussing Inclusivity with people who may not understand what makes it important. The "why" focuses on functional benefits of being Inclusive, especially as they relate to the technology space. Next, I'll move on to the "how": what steps can people take to help foster more Inclusion around them?

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