Wednesday

Room 2

15:00 - 16:00 (UTC-11)

Talk (60 min)

Building inclusion into organisations: field experience

This session will cover my 3-year journey of starting in a small company and building it to become a multi-award winning organisation recognised by AFR Best Places to Work in Technology, Best Practice in Diversity and Inclusion, Best Practice in Flexibility and Employer of Choice with Women in Technology.

This is the talk I wish I could have heard before I embarked on a journey of building inclusion. I’ll step through what to do (and what not do), with a sprinkle of real world stories.

People with different software and tech backgrounds will benefit from this session regardless of their career stage. I’ll discuss how you as an individual can achieve goals, but I’ll also help guide any staff who are in management positions on how they can work towards these goals.

Join me for an informative and tangible take on inclusion where you can learn from my mistakes and learn how to build inclusion into your organisation.

Sammy Herbert

Sammy is the Head of Developer Experience at SixPivot, an Australian based consultancy specialising in .NET application development and cloud consulting. Sammy works with executives to redefine best practices for software developers. She works on everything to do with improving the developer experience from research, strategy, testing and trying again. Working a spectrum of initiatives from internal mentoring all the way to 4-day work weeks. Sammy and her work have consecutively been recognised in AFR's Best Places to Work in Technology and won numerous awards in employee flexibility and diversity & inclusion.

A regular panellist and speaker at events, conferences and keynote presentations, Sammy is passionate about community, and an organiser for Muses Code JS, Brisbane’s largest coding workshop for women, non-binary and trans folk.