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Friday, November 1 • 13:30 - 15:30
In Their Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech FULL

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What if your identity didn't fit into the conventional confines of the workplace? What part of yourself do you hide? What part do you refuse to hide? How can you help colleagues and employers accept who you are? Join us for a meaningful evening of learning and storytelling, as we listen to thirteen diverse speakers from our community answer the question, "What is your identity and how do you express it at work?" Gain a different perspective as each storyteller shares their personal experiences in a series of 5-minute flash talks.

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Jenna Burton

Co-founder, Wild Fruit Agency
Jenna Burton is Co-founder and Creative Director of Wild Fruit, a creative communications agency specializing in inclusive brand messaging. She developed her writing skills as a researcher at the University of California, where she worked closely with scientists and technicians to bridge the gap between the technical and the rhetorical. An anthropol... Read More →

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Mabel Otto

Manager head of development, Zoomin.TV
The great counterpart of being dyslectic, is my ability to make and see connections between apparently unrelated topics. This helps me to solve complex distribute problems.In 2012, Hadoop triggered my creativity to solve the challenge of processing the advertisement click stream from... Read More →
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Pilar Quezzaire

Curriculum manager, edtech and design, International Baccalaureate
Pilar is the curriculum manager for educational technology and design at International Baccalaureate. She investigates the impact of technologies on learning, teaching and learning environment design. Her recent work has focused on the use of data artificial intelligence in learning... Read More →
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Parham Doustdar

Developer and Team Lead, Booking.com
Parham Doustdar is a completely blind team lead and developer. Originally from Iran, he spent six years working in Iranian companies and start-ups before coming to work at Booking.com. He loves learning and internalizing the lessons of life, and passing them on through speaking and... Read More →
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Tamara Shogaolu

Creative Director, Ado Ato Pictures
Tamara Shogaolu is the founder and creative director of Ado Ato Pictures and is a member of the XRBASE virtual and augmented reality incubator. She is an international director and new media artist with a track record in featuring her work at film festivals, galleries, and museums... Read More →
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Marie-Anne Chaloupecky

UX writing consultant, Ways of Words
Educated in the UK, Uganda and France, currently based in the Netherlands, I’m a third culture kid with Polish and Czech parents. Unsurprisingly, home to me is often on the road.That winding road led me to 6 years at Booking.com, contributing to the integration and evolution of... Read More →
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Marly Pierre-Louis

Principal UX Copywriter, Booking.com
Marly Pierre-Louis is a Principal UX Copywriter at Booking.com. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, her professional experience exists at the intersection of communications, technology and social justice. Marly is the co-founder of the Amsterdam Black Women collective. In her spare... Read More →
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Derek Bruce

Director Leadership Development, Signify
Derek has a great background in leadership, people and talent development, consultancy and business communication. This has come from working with market leading global organizations in the Fashion, Financial Services, Media, Retail and Technology industries. His experience of working... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 13:30 - 15:30 GMT
AWS - Mr.Treublaan 7, 1097 DP