TfL WSNG Women in Tech Community Launch January 2018
Solo talk called Persistence and Tech sharing my journey into tech and some of the experiences I have had, some of the tech I actually use, and some of the key lessons I have learnt throughout my career that I wish I knew at the start.
Tech Inclusion London 2017 December 2017
I was invited to speak on a panel to discuss how we can go about ‘Creating an Inclusive tech Future in London’, at Tech Inclusion London 2017 conference at Google Central London.
Where’s the BAME in Tech? November 2017
Organised, hosted and spoke at a diversity in tech event called “Where’s the BAME in Tech?” at Transport for London to a majority external audience. The getting together of great minds and successful people in the Tech industry to have an open and honest discussion and highlight the achievements and successes of BAME people in Tech (a very underrepresented group in the Tech industry), highlight the barriers faced and how they overcame them, and discuss whether emerging/modern technologies have opened up new opportunities for people from BAME backgrounds in Tech industry. I delivered a talk on the barriers faced as the only Black Female Developer at most organisations, and how you can inspire other people from BAME backgrounds to pursue their dreams of a career in tech. I also participated in the panel discussion.
Women Who Code @ TfL September 2017
Hosted and spoke at the first tech community event at Transport for London for Women Who Code London showing the masses that TfL do more than bus and trains, and actually develops cool stuff in-house. Over 100 people came to see and hear about what we do with cutting edge tech to improve travel services and experiences for our customers. I delivered a tech talk on the integration between TfL Oyster App and Oyster Online using Java API Services and Microsoft Azure Service Bus.
Code Slinger 2017 conference June 2017
Speaker at the Code Slinger 2017 conference at American Square Conference Centre in London on 7th June 2017 . Delivered a 30 minute talk called Journey to the Cloud to an audience of 100 Software Developers, which shared my tech career, the highs and the lows of becoming a developer, and my journey into Cloud Computing, with an brief introduction to Cloud Computing using Microsoft Azure and Docker.
The Women of Silicon Roundabout conference May 2017
Speaker in the Technical Track at the Women of Silicon Roundabout 2017 conference at Tobbaco Dock in London on 11th May 2017. Delivered a 20 minute talk called Embracing the Cloud to an audience of 130 tech enthusiasts (predominately female) which shared my journey so far in tech, and an intro to cloud computing.
Ladies of Code (London) meetup May 2017
My first solo public speaking opportunity at Ladies of Code (London) meetup event, where I shared a cut down trial version of my talk for WSR conference called Journey to the Cloud. 5 minutes Talk, 5 minutes Q&A. Nerve racking, but fun :-).
Iron Circle Entrepreneurs event April 2017
Guest panelist at the Iron Circle Entrepreneurs meetup group for young non-tech entrepreneurs who are interested in Tech, discussing my journey into tech, entrypoints, diversity issues, and how to deal with external negativity when pursuing your goals.
UK Black Tech Launch Event at Bloomberg February 2017
A panelist at the launch of a new initiative called UK Black Tech, discussing key challenges influencing low diversity representation in the UK, and solutions to increasing diversity in tech.