Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Agile and Lean, Distributed-working, Diversity and Inclusion

Agile in the Ether’s first remote conference

Agile in the Ether tweet: I’m thinking about running a small remote one day conference, a mix of short talks and unconference style sessions. Maybe in May - does that sound like a good thing?

Reading Time: 6 minutes I run a remote meet-up called Agile in the Ether. A while back I asked twitter followers if I should extend it out to a conference and they said yes, so I did and it was great. This is what happened and what I learnt. Remote meeting is a hot topic, remote meet-ups and conferences …

Agile and Lean, Diversity and Inclusion, Public Speaking

Avoiding groupthink and echo chambers: diversity and the multidisciplinary team – a short talk

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you read my blog, then you’ll know that I have an interest in diversity and I also run a meetup called Agile on the Bench. At the Feb meetup I joined forces with Lakshan Saldin to give a 10 min talk about how diversity, groupthink and echo chambers affect our teams. Here is what we said….

Diversity and Inclusion, Public Speaking

Agile on the Bench Gender diversity

Agile on the Bench

Reading Time: 2 minutes I co-host the meetup Agile on the Bench with Cara Bermingham. We have been collecting stats of perceived gender diversity (counted rather than surveyed) since it started it in Nov 2014. This post is sharing those stats and some observations. When I set it up (originally with David Lowe) we set a rule about speakers, …

Diversity and Inclusion, Public Speaking

Diversity in public speaking: help your friends find their voice

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am currently involved in running meetups in London (Agile on the Bench) and Leeds (Agile in Leeds) and c0-ran a conference last year. A couple of the challenges that I have are around finding new and interesting speakers as well as maintaining diversity in the speakers and the audience. A challenge that many organisers …