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Tech diversity and inclusion postmortem

Erica Baker (Slack Technologies)
1:10pm–1:30pm Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
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Diversity and inclusion in the tech industry has experienced a severe failure. Erica Baker approaches the topic like we would for any other service failure: with a postmortem.

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Erica Baker

Slack Technologies

Erica Baker is a senior engineer at Slack Technologies, where she focuses on build and release engineering. Erica is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech and expanding access to tech education. Previously, she was a support technician and site reliability engineer at Google, and her first role in the tech industry was doing domain administration for the University of Alaska statewide system. Erica is a member of the Girl Develop It board of directors and is on the advisory boards for Barbie, Atipica, and Hack the Hood. She is a founding member of Project Include, won the 2015 Level Playing Field Institute Lux Award, was a nominee for the 2016 Crunchies Include Diversity Award, and was included in Wired magazine’s 2016 Next List. Erica is currently based in Oakland, California.

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06/29/2017 8:13am PDT

Can you post the post mortem / slides. I’d like to re-present the timeline and and what went wrong to my company.