Unicorns in Tech Get-Together
hosted by Thoughtworks
Unicorns in Tech Get-Together are back! Join us for an evening of drinks, food, talks, and networking with other LGBTIQ+ Tech talents.
About this event
Join us on November 24th at 7:00 PM for an evening of free drinks & food, talks, and networking with other LGBTIQ+ Tech talents at our event hosted by Thoughtworks in Stuttgart.
- If you are planning to come, please make sure to book your free ticket. It helps us estimate how many people will join and prepare for the event.
19:00 – Registration, mingling, food & drinks
19:30 – Welcome from Unicorns in Tech
19:40 – Welcome from Thoughtworks
19:45 – First Talk: : “Working beyond the status quo – DEI at the workplace” by Susanne Kirndorfer, Head of D&EI at Thoughtworks
20:00 – Break
20:10 – Audience Pitching
20:20 – Second talk: “5 ways to level up your accessibility game” by Andreas Klumpp, Software Developer at Thoughtworks
20:45 – Selfie Time & Speed networking
21:10 – Socialising with drinks
21:45 – After event drinks (Bar TBA)
“Working beyond the status quo – DEI at the workplace” by Susanne Kirndorfer, Head of D&EI at Thoughtworks
Thoughtworks is a leading global technology consultancy that is not just closely associated with the movement for agile software development but also because of their strong focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). Diversity and inclusion have become buzzwords, especially in the tech industry over the past years, but what do they mean? How can we shape a diverse and inclusive environment at our workplace? And how does it feel to work in a diverse environment? The presentation will focus on sharing experiences and learnings from building more inclusive workplaces in the IT industry.
About Susanne Kirndorfer
Susanne Kirndorfer used to work in applied linguistic research and language teaching at universities in Germany and abroad. After some years she decided to try new things to give her career a new meaning and moved into operational roles in the IT-Industry. Today she works as Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Thoughtworks Germany.
“5 ways to level up your accessibility game” by Andreas Klumpp, Software Developer at Thoughtworks
Over 90% of the world’s top one million websites aren’t fully accessible, which directly and indirectly impacts up to 1 billion people with disabilities across the world. It is not only our social responsibility to build accessible software, but caring about accessibility also results in business value. With a fundamental understanding around accessibility, you can incorporate accessibility into your personal sensible defaults and develop accessible products with very little additional effort.
About Andreas Klumpp
Andreas is a full stack software developer and consultant at Thoughtworks with a focus on frontend development. He is passionate about building inclusive and accessible software and excited to bring this perspective into agile delivery teams.
“Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious.
Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.”
Learn more on Thoughtworks website
UNICORNS IN TECH is the tech community for LGBTIQ+ & straight allies, founded in 2014 in Berlin. We connect 4000+ techies from all backgrounds, whether they’re industry professionals or casual enthusiasts. On a monthly basis, we bring our community together around networking events, get-togethers and summit hosted by partnering companies.
Coming up next April is the Unicorns in Tech Hackathon – Stay tuned!
07:00 PM – 10:00 PM CEST