Archive for July 2016
‘Women in Tech’ held their most recent event on Tuesday 26th hosted by Sky in their Sky 2 building on Leeds Dock. Some of the SimpleUsability team went along for the evening to get to know more women in tech and listen to the five talks.
Talk 1: Didier Lebrat
Didier is group chief technology officer at Sky, kicked off the talks with an introduction into why Sky are passionate about hosting ‘Women in tech’ events and the importance of women in the industry.
Within education there is still a strong bias towards boys continuing technical disciplines into further education. Despite girls showing the same competence in subjects such as maths, information technology and science and engineering, they are discouraged from these subjects. It is important that girls and young women are encouraged to pursue a career in tech as they can offer new ideas and see products from an alternative angle. A wide range of roles in technology require a range of people. Companies see the importance for the people building products to reflect their customer base and recognise the need for more women in tech in order to accomplish this.
Talk 2: Rachel Goulding
Rachel, now a product owner at Sky, explained – the agile business analyst, “a very valuable role”.
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