Wednesday, 17th May during scheduled lunch time. Location TBA.
Thursday, 18th May during scheduled lunch time. Location TBA.
Friday, 19th May during scheduled lunch time. Location TBA.
Conversation Café on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
Wednesday, 17th May, 3-4pm, led by Joshua Garcia. Location: Convention centre foyer.
In the EDI Conversation Café we will have a conversation about how we, as software engineering researchers, can take EDI into account during our working lives, what it means to us that others around us agree with / do not agree with EDI remits, and what actions we can take to support EDI in our workplace.
- Diversity means the variety of personal experiences, values, backgrounds, identities, and worldviews—such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and geographic region.
- Equity means creating fair access, opportunity, and advancement for the diversity of people described above while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of marginalized groups.
- Inclusion means creating environments in which any individual or group is and feels welcomed, respected, supported, listened to, valued, and has a sense of belonging within that environment.
Conversation Café on Wellness in Academia
Thursday, 18th May, 3-4pm, , led by Mansooreh Zahedi. Location: Convention centre foyer.
During the past few years, there has been an increasing concern among academics and researchers (particularly early-career) about the expectations required from them to succeed in their careers. In this café we will have a discussion about the challenges and wellness concerns that people have, whether the requirements from academic / research careers have changed in the past decade, and strategies which might be used to support individuals who are building their careers in software engineering academia / research.
Book Club discussion
Thursday, 18th May, one hour before conference start time, moderated by Ita Richardson.
In the Book Club we will review Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez. Participants should read the book before attending the club, where they will be led in a discussion about the content and relevance of the book.