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Friday, August 31 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Diversity and Inclusion at Events and Conferences - Kasia Rachuta, Medium

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You may be tempted to think that organizing diverse conferences is difficult and requires a lot of effort or resources. Especially for a first-time organizer, the prospect of organizing a diverse and inclusive event may be daunting. You may think that it requires a lot of effort or financial resources. You may wonder if there is a checklist? Where do I even begin? In this talk, Kasia will discuss things that every organizer can do to produce a diverse and inclusive event; highlighting a number of high impact and low effort things that can be done. Kasia will also pepper in some funny (and not-so-funny) tales from the trenches of attending conferences as a woman in tech, and share how you can make sure people feel that they fit in (to your conference, and your t-shirts).

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Kasia Rachuta

Data Scientist, Medium
Kasia works as a data scientist at Medium. She has a master’s in theoretical physics from University College London and after graduation, she moved to San Francisco from London. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for women-related organizations and diversity causes, scuba... Read More →


Friday August 31, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Room 121