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Scaling Accessibility in the Age of Components

We often build component libraries to improve consistency, collaboration, and customization for a given product. But what if a component library could also scale accessibility across the entire organization? Building accessible components can help distribute responsibility across all of design and engineering, without needing everyone to be an expert on the nitty-gritty details. In this session, we'll explore specific component examples and use cases. Attendees will walk away with more awareness and knowledge of the tactics and strategies they can implement in their day-to-day job to contribute to a better, more accessible web.

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Developers and Engineers
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True Representation: Framework for Effective Action

Inclusion has representation at its core. Representation means everybody is visible and gets heard. The current societal environment has made evident how imperative, yet challenging this goal is; in the workplace, actions towards representation are often insufficient and, if disingenuous, can be even detrimental. What will "true" representation look like in the context of a company, in contrast to a “lip-service” approach? How do you draft actions that will effectively empower? Attendees will come out of this talk with a simple, yet effective framework to identify and craft actions that will promote representation in a real way, both between their peers, across their workplace and wherever they go.

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Intro (101)
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A Conversation at the Intersection of Tech, Equity & Criminal Justice Reform

Our panelists will discuss the moral and business reasons for hiring folks impacted by the criminal justice system into currently vacant roles in the tech industry, including engineering, diverse technical recruiting, sales & customer service. All too often we hear stories about individuals with a (criminal) record who face hiring discrimination, thus limiting their hopes for financial stability and increasing the likelihood of recidivism. What’s even more staggering is that although many justice-involved individuals were incarcerated for relatively low-level offenses, the blemish of a criminal record often leaves them lacking sustainable options to support their families, creating a vicious cycle. The justice-involved population presents a unique chance for companies to fill gaps in the workforce with talented, hard-working, and often overlooked people. Bringing insight, discipline, and a distinct point-of-view, this group can be a force for positive change. It also presents companies with the opportunity to put some meat to their missions of creating “diverse, inclusive workplaces” — by offering a chance to those who have too often been victims of oppressive, racist systems, hiring managers can practice compassionate capitalism while supporting their bottom line. Twilio knocks down obstacles to communication. Together, we can knock down obstacles to hiring too.

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Business Developers
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Intro (101)
Twilio for Good
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Why Generational Diversity is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Struggling to respond to today's high-flux and disruption-prone marketplace? In this session, we will cover the best practices to build a disruptive team that will wipe out your competition. Like-minded teams become irrelevant; diverse teams innovate.

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Intro (101)
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Door's Open, Come On In - Reflections on Inclusion

How are players in the industry trying to improve inclusivity? To tackle such a big issue, let's start with the data: how big of an issue is diversity and inclusion, specifically? In this session, we'll look at reports from major players to understand precisely what the demographics are and how they're trending. Then, we'll explore Ben Stephens' journey as an engineer: how programs like the Hatch apprenticeship and Telegraph Track program are helping them and others break down some of the barriers to entry. We'll explore first-hand account what it's like to experience these programs and other inclusion initiatives, and what the personal impacts can be. Finally, we'll zoom out and explore how others can apply the lessons we've learned as a company and they've learned as an individual, leaving the audience with practical, actionable advice about how to improve inclusion in their own workplaces.

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Intro (101)
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Intersectionality in Tech: How to Create a More Equitable Industry

What makes an equitable and inclusive workplace? What can companies do beyond surface-level diversity initiatives? This work begins with centering intersectionality - acknowledging the many intersections of race, sex, gender, class, age, and all of our unique identifiers that shape our experiences. In this session, we will define intersectionality and learn how to apply it to the workplace.

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Intro (101)
Diversity in Tech
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