This meetup group is NOT designed to raise awareness on the subject of gender diversity in tech and leadership. The design is intentionally to hack the challenges and enable ACTION.
Our main speaker this month is Dan Draper - entrepreneur, software engineer and the VP of Engineering at consulting marketplace, Expert360. In the 16 years Dan has been working in tech, he's often wondered why the industry is so male dominated. In 2015 Dan decided to explore the topic by creating a documentary called "Debugging Diversity" and interviewed dozens of influential women in technology throughout Australia and the US.
In his current role, Dan has worked with the company’s recruitment team to change the way Expert360 recruits developers. The business now has over 35% female participation in engineering.
Dan hopes to help other companies make positive change and be a role model for men championing change in technology.
We'll hear from Tzipi Avioz, Director Technology, AMP, with some story sharing and also from Simon Earle, Ambassador for White Ribbon on their workplace program. We'll provide tangible resources for attendees to take back to their teams and help achieve positive change.
Looking forward to welcoming a great group of men who are up for the challenge.
Our Meetups aim to always be
• Inspirational • Educational • Actionable
...and a safe place for men to come and learn more and share experiences.
*Thanks to sponsors: Campaign Monitor for hosting at their offices, Expert360 for sponsoring the drinks and Aurecon for sponsoring the food.