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Practical Diversity — Expanded Edition

I was honoured to be asked to speak at two internal conferences recently — the first for GE Oil & Gas in Florence last week and the second in Amsterdam at Booking.com’s Annual Meeting. I gave an extended version of my OpenTech Practical Diversity talk, diving into more detail on the challenges and practical approaches that we can take to make our workplaces more inclusive.

Interested in my giving this talk or running a workshop or seminar on Practical Diversity for your company or event? Get in touch by emailing [email protected].

Geek Management

Today I spoke about people management (and how frankly terrifying it is) at the wonderful Dare Conf.

Here are my slides:

UPDATE(2): The nicely edited video is now up: Studies in Terror: Becoming a People Manager. You can also view many of the brilliant Dare Conf talks. They’ve been made freely available, but if you find them useful please donate so that Dare can return next year.

Books Mentioned in This Talk

My Upcoming Book

I’ve got a book coming out on this topic late 2013 / early 2014 — if you’re interested in hearing about it when it’s ready, please sign up here for updates about the book and occasional bundles of interesting links: Geek Management tinyletter.

Practical Diversity

Today I was delighted to speak at OpenTech 2013 as part of a diversity session. My slides can be found below — comments and suggestions for other things that work very welcome!