This month we’re holding an inclusive design workshop and welcoming Mary Chan – a Code First: Girls ‘One to Watch 2019’ . The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in building digital products – no matter whether you’re a designer, software developer, manager, business developer or interested in tech in general.
Update: The event is running a waiting list so please still join if you’d like to come along. If you’ve got a ticket and cannot now attend, please ensure you release your place so someone else can take it.
What will the evening involve?
- 17.30 Doors open for drinks, nibbles and chat. If you head to the ground floor reception, you’ll be directed to the event. There’ll be hosts to welcome you and, if you’d like, we’ll introduce you to other people.
- 18.00 Workshop starts. See below for details.
- Over to you. Please bring along any Sheffield women in tech news you have to pass on, events to advertise or questions to ask.
- There’ll be time for more drinks and chat until we close at 20.00.
Thank you to Sopra Banking Software for sponsoring and co-hosting the event.
The Hidden Corners – A Guideline to Developing Considerate Digital Technology
The truth is, when we release a technology into the wild, we have no idea what users will actually do with it, and indeed, who the users will even be. We must think outside the box, to pre-emptively mitigate against hidden use situations which aren’t immediately obvious, in order to create more empathetic technologies. How can we understand the perspectives and challenges faced by others when they might not even be aware of those challenges themselves?
This workshop will give you the tools to enable you to explore those hidden possible scenarios, using eye-opening thought experiments to step out of your personal perspective box.
Mary Chan – Experience Design Researcher (Cambridge Consultants)
A designer, researcher and developer dedicated to building an inclusive digital future. Currently finishing a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and researching machine learning-powered period trackers. Mary has a varied background spanning Psychology, Business, Design and is a cultural sponge having soaked up fascinating insights from three countries. She’s also a big advocate of increasing diversity in tech entrepreneurship, and is currently the Community Development Manager at Women @EIT, a female-led network within the European Institute of Technology.
Our event sponsor – Sopra Banking Software
Sopra Banking Software is at the heart of financial services in the UK. They provide technology solutions to banks and building societies that enable them to provide innovative financial products to their customers. They have the heart and spirit of a fintech with the strength and stability of corporation.
Code first: Girls
Code First: Girls works with companies and with men and women directly, to help increase the number of women in tech. More information can be found on Twitter or their website.