Build Systems that Drive Business
30–31 Oct 2018: Training
31 Oct–2 Nov 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Killing Your Inner Techbro

“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere.”
- Elie Wiesel

“Cheering on the rebels from the comfort of the Death Star is pretty useless, folks.”
- Jean Luc Picard, maybe

It’s never been enough to just think something is bad. Supporting the oppressed requires more than words of encouragement, more than a like or a retweet.

We’ll look briefly at the following, and learn how our tech experiences can be just as relevant to this context as any other:

  • Why diversity is valuable? Now we have studies to back us up!
  • My own failures and efforts to improve. I made mistakes so you don’t have to!
  • Ways to contribute meaningfully. Sometimes your input is important. Sometimes it really isn’t!
  • How to handle getting it wrong. We already know how to own up to errors in our work – this is no different!