About

Non Binary in Tech is a free one-day event that focuses on highlighting the amazing work of people who identify partly or solely outside of the gender binary in the technology industry.

It will be an accessible event that is free for everyone to attend and will feature talks, panels and networking. The event is open to people regardless of gender identity. If you feel like you would benefit from the event we would love to see you.

Speakers

NBiT will be made up of a wide range of speakers, covering a broad spectrum of topics around technology and gender.

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Anna Tuononen

They/Them.

Currently looking into social phenomena in cities, Anna Tuononen is beginning a PhD in spatial analysis at The Bartlett UCL that builds on their research on networked immigration patterns in London, also presented at the 8th Space Syntax Symposium Lisbon. Their long-term fascination is with accessible online communication technologies and their effects on the spatial. Their political subjectivity is shaped while growing in Nordic socialism, and after, in the pressures of several relocations in Europe: specifically the different social norms in which localised forms of femmephobia, cis- and heteronormativity and the positioning of immigrants are embedded. An inspiration to their talk is a two years’ social transformation to their gender performance and relationship dynamics.

Queer togetherness on the Internet when we are spatially on our own

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Arielle Vaniderstine

She/her/they/them

Arielle is a Developer Advocate Engineer at Spotify. They fell in love with code through hackathons, and now spend their spare time mentoring and inspiring new hackers. They love empowering developers to build new things and communicating about the tech world in the real world.

My job is being excited about technology

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Eriol

They/Them

A career designer who’s been in-house more than agency side with parallel periods of freelancing for 8+ years. A graduate of fine art pivoting into visual design and progressing through digital to interaction to UI and UX and everything in-between. Since becoming a more confident designer they've felt the importance of tackling inequalities within the field and industry through both the work and projects they volunteer and support. Eriol doesn't shy away from awkward and always wants to do better.

Diversity by default in design and the awkward conversations that come after

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Damien Senger

They/Them

Damien is a blue haired raccoon, living in Amsterdam. They design and develop a web application with a specific focus on accessibility to build a more inclusive Web for everyone. They mainly work for VC4Africa, a platform which helps to connect entrepreneurs and resources in Africa, and is a real typography nerd. Their belief is the knowledge had to be shared to be valuable. They teach students how to build accessible websites and speak at events.

Building a new life after burnout

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Melanie Axelrod

She/Her

Melanie (mostly known as Milo to her friends) is a freelance graphic designer based in upstate New York. She's obsessed with UX and design research, likes to eat plants off the ground, and believes that humans are already cyborgs.

The Sound of Many Sleeping Bees

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Olu Niyi-Awosusi

They/Them

Olu is a front-end developer at BT. They’re passionate about inclusive tech communities, to the point of trying to build one with wildcard.js. They are a lover of Javascript, social media, stickers, web comics and flaky pastries.

Beyond 1s and 0s: inclusive spaces in binary places

Panel Speaker

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Eden Hyacinth

They/Them

Eden is a Data Scientist working with eCommerce & marketing companies in London. Ask them about R, SQL or why all otters are good otters.

Panel Speaker

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James

They/Them

James is a developer at uSwitch. They’re working hard to make technology more accessible. If you were to describe them it’d be something like “always tired, a little grumpy, generally ok”.

Panel Speaker

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Alex Dytrych

They/Them

Alex is a freelance programmer, educator, and designer. They’ve been coding professionally for around 5 years; designing & building apps, games, and tools on the web. They’ve run coding and game design workshops for everyone from 7-year-olds to business executives. Previously, they created Erase All Kittens, a game about kitten gifs that teaches children to code. Alex is fascinated by the intersection of games, experience design, and education; and spends their spare time being generally queer

Panel Speaker

Partners

This event would not be possible without the help from all of our amazing partners. If you'd like to get involved and support this event as a partner - please get in touch.

Schedule

Saturday, 29th July 2017

10.00am - Registration
10.30am - Opening Talk
11.00am - My job is being excited about technology
11.30am - Beyond 1s and 0s: inclusive spaces in binary places
12.00pm - Building a new life after burnout
12.30pm - Lunch Break
1.30pm - Queer togetherness on the Internet when we are spatially on our own
2.00pm - The sound of many sleeping bees
2.30pm - Diversity by default in design and the awkward conversations that come after
3.00pm - Break
3.15pm - Panel
4.15pm - Closing Talk
4.30pm - Socialising and After Party

Please note the scedule has not been finalised yet and is subject to change.

Professor Stuart Hall building

Venue

The venue for the event is the lower floor of the Professor Stuart Hall Building, in Goldsmiths, University of London

The building is fully wheelchair accessible and has a gender neutral bathroom

You can explore the space on google maps.

The closest train stations are New Cross Gate and New Cross, we do not recommend bringing a car as it is hard to find parking in the area.

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Code of Conduct

This event is an inclusive environment and we ask all attendees to help us achieve this by using gender neutral language, introducing oneself with pronouns and respecting other people.

This event operates under a strict code of conduct. All attendees, partners, volunteers and organisers must abide by it at all times. If you break the code of conduct at any time you will be asked to leave the event.

If you feel uncomfortable at any time due to someone else's behaviour or otherwise please find and tell a team member.

View our Code of Conduct

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much do tickets cost?

Tickets for the event will be free, make sure to sign up to our mailing list so you'll be one of the first to know when they released

Can I attend even if I identify as having a singular binary gender?

The event is open to people regardless of gender identity. If you feel like you would benefit from the event and will follow the code of conduct we would love to see you.

What if I have an accessibility requirement not addressed on this page?

We want to make this event as inclusive as possible, get in contact with us to see how we can accommodate for your needs.

What if I have a question that isn't answered on this website?

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