BERLIN LGBT+ TECH WEEK

12 — 16 October 2020 • 14:00 — 18:00

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MONDAY  12.10

14:00 — 14:30

Welcome to the Berlin LGBT+ Tech Week 2.0

By Bertrand Duteil

Let us introduce you to our speakers, walk you through the programme and give you a few tips on how to network and getting to know new colleagues, mentors and more!

14:30 — 15:00

Intro to Becoming a Tech Founder: Demystifying the Founding Process

By Maria Meier

Have you ever wanted to start a company but didn’t know where to start? Did you think you couldn’t start one because you didn’t have an idea? Does it all seem so abstract somehow? Then this talk is for you.

15:00 — 15:30

Professional Standards &  Inclusion in Digital Technologies

By Daniel Aldridge

Bias in digital technology is widely talked about as a fundamental problem for the future nature of our society, having the potential to both be the powerhouse for diversity and inclusion if managed effectively, or to remove hard won advances in key areas of public life in one piece of poorly thought out and considered code.

One of the solutions to this problem is a refocus towards internationally recognised professional, inclusive and ethical standards. LGBT+ people must be visible and included in this, or risk being left behind and erased from digital public life.

15:30 — 16:00

How technology can help migrants in times of crisis

By Ana Alvarez

Back in 2015, Europe received an unprecedented number of asylum seekers since the second world war. The different ever since was that for the first time it all happened in front of our eyes, live, because most of the people fleeing out, back then, were carrying smart phones, which helped them to identify safe and open routes while countries were closing borders. All this challenged current systems to be changed. Lots of projects using different technologies emerged and forced the public servants to start seeing the crisis with a broad perception and technology at hand.

16:00 — 16:30

Finding Purpose with Work

By Armando Garrine

In this short amount of time, we will cover best practices and common sense rules from the application moment until you land the job. How do you find your purpose, your calling? How does work contribute to that? Can you find your dream job? How can being yourself in itself be a source of creativity for the company? What is culture fit?

16:30 — 17:00

Virtual Presentations Skills: Transform Your Dull Zoom Calls Into a Full-On Production

By Matteo Cassese

Since the world has moved to Zoom and Google Meets, your old presentations don’t work anymore. Our medium is not Powerpoint, but video. Thus we need to learn from new skills. How to sound great. How to look professional. How to entertain.

Before we were trying to imitate a TED presentation. Today we need to create a full-on show. Stop thinking Don Draper, start thinking Ru Paul. It’s not a presentation anymore. It’s a production. Let me help you with my super practical tips and tricks.

17:00 — 17:30

Pitching time

Are you currently looking for a job, a mentor and/or a partner in crime? 😉 Maybe you’re offering the latest opportunities?

Then join us for the daily pitching time, share your news and have them re-shared with our audience and community!

17:30 — 18:00

Networking time

Hello 2020  networking is everything!

Come to our interactive networking activities and meet your next colleagues, employees or potential BFFs! 

TUESDAY  13.10

14:00 — 14:30

How do I Start Coding?

By Alexis Ducerf

Universities, Bootcamps, internships, self-learning, PHP, JS, Java, Ruby… How not to get lost in this whole new universe?
Together we will explore the plethora of possibilities and see what could be the best for you.

14:30 — 15:30

WORKSHOP  Learn the Basics: Create your Landing Page with HTML & CSS

By Alexis Ducerf

When it comes to creating a web page, you might often hear about HTML & CSS. Let’s demystify together what are these two languages and how to use them.
No technical skills are required (other than opening a web page) and you don’t have to install anything.

15:30 — 16:00

Moving to Agile Development: A Case Study

By Antoine Vigues

Introduction to the Agile development method and its application on large scale projects with the LeSS Framework.
A case study based of the migration from Waterfall to Agile at Deutsche Börse AG.

16:00 — 16:30

FAQYOU – Tech Innovation in Prevention

By Anna Konopka & Anne Michael

To bring sexual health forward it needs new ways. Paths that no one has taken before. today’s digitalization and technology brings new possibilities. this session is about innovation in prevention. Young people need to be approached in new ways because the STI epidemic is getting stronger and stronger. FAQYOU is a holistic sex ed platform that combines answers for the most pressing questions with stackable content and an artificial intelligence. If you want to be part or share your ideas, be part of this session.

16:30 — 17:00

Women in Tech – endangered species?

By Rebecca Rutschmann

 

Women and especially founders are unfortunately still completely underrepresented in the emerging tech sector. And in the current crisis, female tech founders are even more threatened to extinction than their male counterparts.

Rebecca Rutschmann, co-founder of the HR-Tech start-up evoach, demonstrates with her personal story where the social challenges still lie when founding as a minority, how she ended up in the tech industry, how a female lead tech startup automatically attracts more diversity and why the hype about Women in Tech is both, annoying AND helpful, to avoid extinction.

17:00 — 17:30

Pitching time

Are you currently looking for a job, a mentor and/or a partner in crime? 😉 Maybe you’re offering the latest opportunities?

Then join us for the daily pitching time, share your news and have them re-shared with our audience and community!

17:30 — 18:00

Networking time

Hello 2020  networking is everything!

Come to our interactive networking activities and meet your next colleagues, employees or potential BFFs! 

WEDNESDAY  14.10

14:00 — 14:30

Product Ethics: Building Integrity in Your Ethical Stack

By James Lynden

Clarity in ethical frameworks and openness to discuss ethics, particularly in product and design teams, is a fundamental step towards more ethical tech products. In this presentation I provide a framework for assessing the integrity of your product. I introduce the idea of an ethical “stack”, where each layer of the stack needs to be interoperable, transparent and coherent for your product to have integrity. I conclude that a responsibility for ethics needs to be within the realm of product managers and product owners, who should treat integrity as they do desirability, feasibility and viability in product strategy decisions.

14:30 — 15:00

The Time of Social: Environmental Product KPIs

By Ghonche Tavoosi

As a product manager whose main responsibility in the company is to shape the product that many people use on a daily basis, I see my duty to be conscious and have a positive impact on the world around me by making the right product decisions.

It is now the time to rethink the product lifecycle, measure the socially-oriented product impacts.

In this talk, I will share some ideas and ways to define and add the social-environmental product KPIs to your product strategy.

15:00 — 15:30

What is the collaborative design process?

By Noel Braganza

Join this talk to learn about the collaborative design process and how it has changed the way we run projects and collaborate in teams. Understand the clear benefits, as well as the pitfalls of the process, and what it means for all creative people.

15:30 — 16:00

You need diverse teams to be innovative

By Jörg Rheinboldt & Bente Zerrahn

Diversity breeds innovation and success. In this talk, Jörg and Bente will share why having a strong, diverse team with complementary skill sets and backgrounds is the most important criterion when startup investor APX chooses companies for investment.

16:00 — 16:30

Become a world saver with the tinder of climate protection!

By Thomas Steins

CO2free is a mobile application that allows you to make the positive changes in today’s environment by analyzing and optimizing your mobile energy consumption to reduce your carbon footprint. To implement this technically, you need some interfaces and clarity about the required data. In order to make our idea of climate protection with the mobile phone as a tool sexy and to attract the attention of the users, a lot of creativity and programming art are required. During our talk you will look behind the scenes of CO2free as a tinder of climate protection.

16:30 — 17:00

Why Are We Not Getting Rich With Our Ideas?

By Rafa Felix

Simple and light-hearted talk about tech startups and business models. Is your idea bad because making money out of it will be difficult? Let’s talk and maybe I can show you that money should not be your first goal.

17:00 — 17:30

Pitching time

Are you currently looking for a job, a mentor and/or a partner in crime? 😉 Maybe you’re offering the latest opportunities?

Then join us for the daily pitching time, share your news and have them re-shared with our audience and community!

17:30 — 18:00

Networking time

Hello 2020  networking is everything!

Come to our interactive networking activities and meet your next colleagues, employees or potential BFFs! 

THURSDAY  15.10

14:00 — 14:30

“Your Chatbot is too Sexy”: Stolen Female Capital in the
Era of AI

By Dr. Carmen Martinez

In the new hybrid reality that defines the modern world, populated by female chatbots, hyper-sexualized sex robots, and the entertaining female AR characters of the gaming industry, history and society replicate themselves once again. The patriarchal discourse has again appropriated female capital to adapt it to men’s desires and commodify it. At the same time, women are either excluded from the decision-making processes that shape female software agents or forced to accept the patriarchal discourse that has been imposed on them.

14:30 — 15:00

AI Capabilities & the Future of Marketing with Predictions

By Vitali Graf

Learn about the future of marketing with Pega: how does AI look like at Pega and how does this change the world of businesses and consumers?

Having worked with clients across industries, I am happy to share insights and expertise in this field.

15:00 — 15:30

Modern Computing, What Went Wrong & How Can We Try to Fix It

By Paulo Azevedo

The last few years have shown the double-sided nature of modern technologies. They give us smart home devices or conveniently allow us to organize our photo collection based on the people present in the pictures, for example. But the very same technologies enable surveillance and persecution that wouldn’t be in Orwell’s wildest dreams. In this talk, Paulo Azevedo will go over the building blocks of these technologies, the risks and benefits they bring.

Afterward, he’ll propose a way to subvert the pervasive method that social media uses to keep us hooked, and how to use it to benefit our users instead.

15:30 — 17:00

WORKSHOP — Data Analytics with Python

By Zuza Zuber

Experience level: beginners

In this workshop, you will discover the basics of programming with Python and will be quickly immersed in the daily life of a Data Analyst through concrete business cases using datasets from the real world.

17:00 — 17:30

Pitching time

Are you currently looking for a job, a mentor and/or a partner in crime? 😉 Maybe you’re offering the latest opportunities?

Then join us for the daily pitching time, share your news and have them re-shared with our audience and community!

17:30 — 18:00

Networking time

Hello 2020  networking is everything!

Come to our interactive networking activities and meet your next colleagues, employees or potential BFFs! 

FRIDAY  16.10

14:00 — 14:30

How to Tell Stories About Technology

By Liz Osterloh

Every marketing campaign begins with a story. But the more technical the product, the harder it can be to find the right thread to spin a narrative.

Liz breaks down their storytelling technique for crafting tech tales that land with human audiences — whether you’re pitching a new platform or explaining blockchain to your uncle.

14:30 — 15:00

LGBT+ Online Marketing Tips, Tricks & Techniques in 2020

By Matt Skallerud

We dive into some of the latest in online marketing tips & techniques available to us in 2020, all designed to reach your exact LGBT+ demographic online.

In this talk, we explore programmatic ad targeting, social media hyper-targeting, mobile targeting, social media organic posts and paid advertising, influencers, video and more.

15:00 — 15:30

Informing daily marketing decisions with a data-driven attribution model

By Baptiste Amar

The days of faith — or expertise— based budget allocations in marketing are long over. With the increased penetration of data and analytics into business strategies, marketing managers are faced with even more challenges: they now need to constantly prove the value of their actions.

One fundamental tool to help better inform marketing managers’ decisions is attribution modelling: It consists in dividing the revenue generated by the customers across the marketing channels of our media mix depending on their impact.

During this session, we will cover the end-to-end 9-months project of building a data-driven attribution model to make our marketing organisation more efficient, including designing, deploying and testing the model.

15:30 — 16:00

Inspire through Data – Infographics for Change

By Bernd Riedel

Not much unlike the current situation, challenges like climate change, the German energy transition or the shift to sustainable mobility systems are dependent on participation and public discourse. One way of getting people involved is through creative storytelling with data. We will dig into Ellery’s flagship projects “The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book” and “Abgefahren! An Info Graphic Novel about Climate Change and Sustainable Mobility”, and other over-the-top communication formats.

16:00 — 16:30

How to Build Better Value Propositions to Scale Businesses

By Daniel Nilsson

Learn why 50% of all milkshakes are sold before 8 AM and how to create customer profiles and buyer personas for better stories, texts for your website, emails, sales presentations, etc. A methodology that helps you market and sells better.

16:30 — 17:00

Effective Marketing Strategies for Technology Professionals

By Rosemary Salem

In this presentation, attendees will learn effective growth marketing strategies for technology companies. They will walk away with clear steps on how to advance their marketing careers and companies. This presentation for technology professionals and entrepreneurs.

17:00 — 17:30

Pitching time

Are you currently looking for a job, a mentor and/or a partner in crime? 😉 Maybe you’re offering the latest opportunities?

Then join us for the daily pitching time, share your news and have them re-shared with our audience and community!

17:30 — 18:00

Networking time

Hello 2020  networking is everything!

Come to our interactive networking activities and meet your next colleagues, employees or potential BFFs! 

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