My panel talk on intersectionality for the Tech Inclusion Melbourne conference was really fun, with excellent co-panellists, UX Lead for ANZ, Cory-Ann Joseph, and UX Designer for the REA Group, Danya Azzopardi. The conference had many thought-provoking presentations that tackled issues such as Indigenous sovereignty and innovation; racism in Silicon Valley; understanding gender equality beyond the binary of men / women; including disabled people in the design and testing of tech; and mentoring and consultation of youth.
I'm now in Melbourne to speak on a panel for the Tech Inclusion conference. Cory-Ann Joseph (UX Lead at ANZ) and Danya Azzopardi (UX Designer at REA Group) and I will talk about intersectionality (a concept describing how race and gender inequalities are interconnected with other social disadvantages related to sexuality, class, age and beyond). Our discussion seeks to move beyond current approaches to equity and diversity, which tend to leave minorities behind.
Last day of fieldwork was wonderful! Riding on trains from one end of the Western suburbs to another, including prior to interviews. Discussed the difficulties of finding services for people who have drug dependencies and co-occurring issues with mental health, homelessness, legal issues and other life instabilities.
Second last day of fieldwork on vulnerable people's experiences with service providers. The interview was very interesting, focusing on drug dependencies, mental health and the law. The debrief with a case worker was also fascinating, especially reflections on how to provide better care through connections with other experts.
Flying to Melbourne to give a talk on Diversity in Science, Technology & Mathematics! 🛫
Colleague and I organised a board game afternoon as a team building exercise. We had so much fun! I got us some nibbles including panettone, which is a traditional food eaten over the festive season across Latin America. Feel very lucky to be surrounded by such clever and creative people. This was our view over Sydney.