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Conference 2019 CFP diversity stats

We try and be as transparent as possible at TechExeter, and one of the ways we do that is to report back stats on our events.

What follows are a few statistics from our call for speakers for this year’s tech conference on the theme of security and hacking.

Please note: These are statistics from people who submitted talks for our conference. Not everyone answered our diversity monitoring questions. We advertised for speakers on our website, social media, and through our member network.

CFP closes

Our conference call for speakers has now closed. We’re sifting through all of the submissions and will be letting everyone know as soon as the team has decided on the final speaker lineup!

Good luck everyone, and thank you to everyone who submitted!

Meet the speaker – Sophie Glaser

Sophie is helping us out with investigating grant funding opportunities, so we took a few minutes to get to know her a bit better!

Name: Sophie Glaser 
Job role: Consultant, Granted Consultancy Ltd
LinkedIn: Sophie Glaser

What motivates you to do what you do?

Curiosity, consulting means knowing the processes and priorities of funders, while catering to the clients needs too. Each new project changes sector and focus, so I have to rapidly learn a new sector and product for each client.

I’m curious and it really helps to get stuck in when you want to know more, whether its about a new blockchain solution, autonomous vehicles, ed tech or bread-making innovations.

How do you start your mornings?

At 6.30, walking the dog come rain or shine.

What does a ‘typical’ work day look like?

A typical work day is divided between sector research, client management, project management and writing. 

Continue reading Meet the speaker – Sophie Glaser

GAME>PLAY “Lets Play” meetup

Join us for our first ‘Let’s Play’ event, where we will be playing and discussing this months chosen game below. We’ll also be learning a bit about games design and of course there’ll be time to chat to like-minded gamers. Feel free to bring your laptops and gamepads to show us what you’ve been playing lately!

Let’s Play!

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019, 7:00 PM

Kaleider Studios
45 Preston St Exeter, GB

13 Gamers Attending

Join us for our first ‘Let’s Play’ event, where we will be playing and discussing this months chosen game below. We’ll also be learning a bit about games design and of course there’ll be time to chat to like-minded gamers. Feel free to bring your laptops and gamepads to show us what you’ve been playing lately! THIS MONTH’S GAME: Her Story – http://…

Check out this Meetup →

AWS Summit – We Power Tech

Whilst at this year’s AWS Summit London, I had a chance to chat with the lovely people on the We Power Tech stand.

At AWS, we believe the future of tech is every color, gender, belief, origin, and community. The future of tech is accessible, flexible, and inclusive. We all have a long way to go before realizing this future. Join the We Power Tech community to meet allies and leaders who are powering the future. Build skills, get engaged with the community, and inspire the next generation. 

These pronoun badges are a great idea, and one that I think we’ll be bringing to our conferences and meetups. Even as a cis male, wearing a badge helps to raise awareness and normalise pronoun choice, which can only be a good thing!

2018 Conference Videos

I appreciate that it’s been a *very* long time, but i’m starting to sort out the conference videos from last September’s event!

Here’s the first one – a capture of the panel discussion on STEM + Education in tech