In every industry where the work-force has shifted from severely limited diversity to a divers work-force, you'll find that both productivity as well as profitability has increased. Taking into account the enormous shortage of IT professionals world-wide and the distinct lack of diversity in the IT work-force, the time has come to accelerate this much-needed shift in the IT industry. We all are in an unique position to contribute to this change. In this talk we'll take a look at what each of us can do today ànd tomorrow to help us move towards a healthier and more economically sane industry.
Juliette Reinders Folmer is an all round consultant and web-developer who tries not be a geek. Juliette is a long-standing member of PHPWomen which helped her immensely to find her feet in the PHP world. She is ZCE, actively contributes to a number of open source projects, has published several articles and speaks at conferences when given the chance. She loves it when you give her a chance to refactor spaghetti-code to something elegant and maintainable. Juliette is self-employed and based in the Netherlands.
Wouter Groenewold is a web-developer from the north of the Netherlands. Always sharp on the edge of humanity and innovation Wouter has become a social geek who is always looking for ways to make technology available and more refined for every person. Wouter really enjoys working for GH+O Communication & Creation based in the Netherlands.