Thursday, August 22

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Programming Language: Learning to Present, Talk, and Ask Questions in an Inclusive Way

Hard Coded Stage

About the event

As our tech communities grow more aware of the need to and value of being inclusive and welcoming in our approach, many people still struggle with how to amend their vocabulary and style of speaking to reflect their desire to really be inclusive. The causes for this are many but often include cognitive biases, and a lack of understanding about how to speak in a way that will entice others to hear and listen to what we're saying, and a misunderstanding on how importance words and phrases are to humans. This talk will explore the value of saying things in such a way so as to build inclusivity and connection between people. The talk will provide tools and language attendees can immediately implement to foster greater sense of welcome and community.


Liam Dempsey

A community organizer in suburban Philly, Liam Dempsey works to bring people together for the empowerment of all. He’s the co-founder and organizer of the Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup. He's co-organized WordCamp Philly from 2012-2018, and was the lead organizer for the last two years. He also served on the organizing team for WordCamp US in 2015 and 2016. Active outside the WordPress community, Liam volunteers in support of unemployed and underemployed people. Liam owns and runs the friendly marketing and design consultancy, LBDesign.