Webinar #15 - Pride in DevOps: The Power of Allyship
By attending our events you will:
• Empower yourself to drive change in your career
• Develop your skills and widen your capability
• Discuss the latest insights into upcoming trends
• Connect with ambitious DevOps peers
This month we amplified the voices of women from our tech community for our ‘International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge’ webinar in collaboration with Coding Black Females. We raised an amazing £440 via ticket sales for our charitable partner Smart Works Charity.
The forward-thinking and uplifting discussion led by leaders from around the globe touched on gender-specific challenges, stereotypes and barriers they have faced throughout their careers. Our panel also spoke about how the pandemic impacted their work-life balance and childcare, and experiences of gaslighting and how to distinguish the signs.
Our experts then discussed progress on gender equality, critical changes that have shaped technology and empowering moments that have inspired them in their career. At Women in DevOps, we understand that even though the tech world is progressive, there is still work to be done to improve gender equality as we continue to choose to challenge and close the DevOps gender gap.
We would like to thank our fabulous panel for their insights and inspiring conversation. Thank you, also, to our audience who joined us and continued the conversation via the networking session.
After a last-minute logistical dilemma and a quick venue change, we held our first Women in DevOps of the decade in collaboration with Monzo. We would just like to say a huge thank you to our community, speakers, and team for bearing with us and enabling the evening to happen. Ironically, we had no technology at one of our biggest technology events, but the spirit and support of our community enabled us to pull through and have a successful evening.
You can expect an engaging panel discussion and lightning talk, so get your questions at the ready! We will provide complimentary food, drinks and the opportunity to network with other ambitious DevOps leaders.
This is an event open to ALL to attend so tell your friends, colleagues and fellow DevOps lovers.
Therese Stowell from Pivotal Software, Inc. answered questions specifically on transforming from software engineering to product management, and how Pivotal is transforming the way the world builds software. Ola Berjak and Gulfem Demir offered discussions regarding backups and restoring data crashes (and how DevOps isn’t rocket science!) Finally, Elina Lobanova gave insightful, empowering ideas on how we should work towards equality in technology.
This is an event open to ALL to attend.
We will be providing complimentary food, drinks and the opportunity to network with market leading experts. Come and join our open and inclusive community and feel inspired to become the DevOps leaders of the future.
The talks will be touching on DevOps, Cloud, Migration and Kubernetes from various different perspectives. We will be announcing the speakers shortly. We will be providing complimentary food and drinks.
There will be a series of discussions on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of women in DevOps. Discussing technical experiences that others had witnessed during their careers with a panel Q&A after the talks.
A balanced workforce drives innovation and we believe that businesses need to do more than attract and retain women into their communities, we exist to bridge that gap.
We will be providing complimentary food and drinks. So join us to be inspired, engaged and empowered. This is a free event for all to attend.
The world has made progress on the problem of gender inequality, however, inequality is still a global issue. A balanced workforce drives innovation and we believe that businesses need to do more than attract and retain women into their communities, we exist to bridge that gap.
This week we teamed up with Cloudreach for a special 'Balance for Better' International Women's Day 2019 collaboration. The event showcased three diverse technical talks from Leigh Dixon, Tania Ash, Idelkys Quintana Ramirez and Ariane G. We'd like to say a special thank you to our speakers, attendees, co-hosts and community for enabling us to have another inspiring and empowering evening. Cloudreach and KPMG are great examples of tech organizations that are empowering women.
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Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, you'll find Facebook's HQ and our most recent Women in DevOps meetup collaboration. Facebook's mission is: give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. A mission we’re keen to collaborate on by bringing the DevOps community together.
The evening was another successful evening, with speakers including:
- Charlie de Courcy and Mariano Vecchioli - Cloud Consultant Lead, at Google
- Amy Phillips - Engineering Manager, at Moo
- Maria Koukou - Head of Analytics - Maersk
Our speakers all brought completely different elements within DevOps to the table. Discussing leanings, tools and technologies and allowing for a truly insightful evening, celebrating and empowering women in technology.
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"Thank you all for your efforts in putting together such an awesome event. You should all be very proud!"
After an incredible summer which kicked off our biggest event yet, we took Women in DevOps to the astounding PhotoBox HQ in Farringdon for our first ever panel discussion with Refinery29, Inc. In this very busy and hectic world, we appreciate all attendees for taking the time to join us in Central London last night. We also thank you for your engaging, inspirational conversation, and the sharing of your ideas and expertise. Your energy and enthusiasm was catching and we were thrilled with our speakers Emily McDonald from Refinery29, Inc., Amanda Colpoys from Moonpig, Simon Martin from Facebook, Laura Herrera from CBRE and Annelies Valk from Vodafone. With special thanks to our hosts PhotoBox for providing us with a night to remember!
"Loved every second of it! Keep it up and I'll be forever happy"
The sun was out, with picturesque cityscape views of London from Expedia Group’s vibrant rooftop offices, which created the perfect Women in DevOps setup for our Summer Edition - Part One event. This was our second Women in DevOps event, and what a great turnout we had! Thank you to all who attended with guest speakers including Jessica Falks from Improbable, Stefania Chaplin from Sonatype and Dimple Dalby from comparethemarket.com.
Jessica Falks talked about what it’s like to work with Improbable and DevOps internships opportunities, Stefania Chaplin spoke about a solution project she has implemented with Sonatype and Dimple Dalby gave her insight on different secret management tools she uses as a Senior DevOps Engineer at ComparetheMarket.com.
The evening allowed for engaging, informative and empowering discussion on all things related to DevOps. The energy and enthusiasm of the audience was catching, and we believe our second Women in DevOps event to be an absolute success. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors and hosts Expedia Group for providing us with a night to remember!
"It was perfect! Thank you all for your efforts in putting together such an awesome event. You should all be very proud!"
This was our first Women in DevOps guest speaker event, hosted and sponsored by Improbable. Our speakers for the evening were Software Engineer, Keeley Erhards from Improbable, Software Engineer, Dimple Dalby from Deliveroo and Engineering Leader, Jessica Leigh Jones from Sony.
The event is open to ALL to attend and was a great event. Keeley explored Improbable's experience bringing OpenTracing to all services that run in our infrastructure—tracing everything from gRPC & HTTP requests to backend DB calls. Dimple's talk covered amusing parallels between her dev and dance lives, and aims to share a few of these in her talk "A Great Performance; what dancers can teach us about developing for scale." Jessica gave an inspirational talk on her road to success and what she had to overcome as a woman in a male-dominant industry.
"Brilliant. Unlike most DevOps meetups there wasn’t a single line of code. Just, purely useful insights and views. Very refreshing. Thank You."
Despite national conversations about gender diversity in DevOps, women are still underrepresented. Of the 25 percent of women working in tech, Asian women make up just 5 percent of that number, while Black and Hispanic women accounted for 3 percent and 1 percent, respectively (CIO report, 2020).
*Please note this is 6 pm, Pacific Standard Time
6.00pm - 7.30pm - Panel Discussion with Live Q&A
7.00pm - 7.30pm - Virtual Networking
- B. Pagels-Minor - Product, Large Media Technology Company
- Ademusoyo Awosika-Olumo - Senior Software Engineer, Mail Chimp
- Nella Juma - Scrum Master, Zigzy Inc.
- Johnny Ray Austin - CTO, Till
- Lauren Langdell - Host, Women in DevOps
- Sabrina Battiston - Chair, Women in DevOps