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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Tuesday, September 17 • 11:00 - 11:40
#1C1 - Mentoring and Inclusivity - Concrete ways to build an inclusive workplace

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Do you genuinely care about building an inclusive workplace, but feel unable to change the system? Do you care about diversity, but there isn’t a lot you can do on your own about representation or hiring within your organization? Do you want to be an ally, but don’t know how to be effective? Are you unsure how your intervention would be perceived? Having successfully improved diversity in your workplace, how would you give everyone a sense of belonging? Come along to this discussion, where we will discuss a few concrete actions that you can take, alone or with others, to build a more inclusive environment. We will illustrate the actions supported by anecdotal evidence and research.

This will be a discussion led by a panel consisting of representatives from academia and industry, covering a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. You can expect to take away actionable ideas to help you build an inclusive workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Pashmina Cameron

Pashmina Cameron

Sr RSE Lead, Microsoft Research Cambridge
Machine learning, Computer vision, NLP, Healthcare, C++, Python
avatar for Camilla Longden

Camilla Longden

Research Software Engineer, Microsoft Research
I'm an RSE at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. I work in the Deep Learning Engineering team in the ADA (All Data AI) group. I am also interested in diversity and inclusion in the technology sector.


Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00 - 11:40
5. Nuffield Building, Room G17 Nuffield Building