Diversity is more than a buzzword; it’s a movement and things are changing whether you like it or not! Our purpose is to:
Shaping pathways, ensuring equal opportunities, and inspiring the female technology leaders of the future.
To support, engage and elevate the female contribution to the DevOps industry.
To nurture, educate, improve and promote gender diversity in the DevOps sector by providing a platform for all women in the DevOps sphere the opportunity to network, collaborate and innovate.
With an amazing turnout, our panel shared their thoughts with our community on diversity in tech (particularly focusing on communication), scale-ups of junior software engineers, vulnerability, underrepresentation of women in technology and how to overcome being an ‘only…’ in the workplace.
Faduma is a software engineer at Condé Nast, she recently took a drive on the wild side and rotated into the infrastructure team. Faduma loves coding, comics, and lipstick.
Susie is a Senior Software developer at the BBC. She is part of the GoURMET Project in the BBC News Labs team. The project aims to use and improve neural machine translation for low-resource language pairs and domains and Susie's role is to integrate this translation technology into workflows at the BBC. Prior to that, she was a Software Developer at the Guardian on the Editorial Tools Team. Her goal is to produce high-quality tools to allow editorial teams to report the news as it happens and use the power of the web to find new ways to tell a story.
The overarching theme of Gabrielle's career has been how to reason about and reliably build complex distributed systems. She has spent most of her career as an academic, in the theory of distributed systems, and interdisciplinary work with decision theory and economics. Gabrielle has since been working as an SRE at Google for two years, on the Play Store and Android (the largest cloud in the world!), and on Serverless for Google Cloud. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses and motorcycles.
Anna Szonyi is an engineering manager at Improbable, where she manages the engineering velocity team. Anna cares about enabling people to build high-quality software in a sustainable environment. Previously, she was an engineering manager and software engineer at Cloudera, where she established and managed the data interoperability team and worked on Apache Sqoop, prior to that she worked on risk management systems at Morgan Stanley.
Katie is a Cloud Platform Engineer at Condé Nast International. Previously Katie worked on maintaining and automating site delivery on OpenStack based infrastructure, which transitioned into a role with a focus on designing, deploying and evolving a Kubernetes centric infrastructure.
Our goal is to inspire, empower and diversify the technology world, one meetup at a time. Whether you’re 10 years deep or a fresh face, we can’t wait to meet you! We are a group that celebrates the achievements of women who have overcome the barriers they face within the tech space. This is the perfect opportunity to engage with tech enthusiasts looking to expand knowledge, socialise and celebrate diversity and inclusion within the technology space. Get involved, engaged and empowered.