Sheffield Women in Tech (ShfWIT): ShfWIT - Developing considerate digital technology

This month we're holding an inclusive design workshop and welcoming Mary Chan - a Code First: Girls 'One to Watch 2019' . The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in building digital products - no matter whether you're a designer, software developer, manager, business developer or interested in tech in general.

What will the evening involve?

17.30 Doors open for drinks, nibbles and chat. If you head to the ground floor reception, you'll be directed to the event. There'll be hosts to welcome you and, if you'd like, we'll introduce you to other people.

18.00 Workshop starts. See below for details.

Over to you. Please bring along any Sheffield women in tech news you have to pass on, events to advertise or questions to ask.

There'll be time for more drinks and chat until we close at 20.00.

Thank you to Sopra Banking Software for sponsoring and co-hosting the event.

The Hidden Corners - A Guideline to Developing Considerate Digital Technology

The truth is, when we release a technology into the wild, we have no idea what users will actually do with it, and indeed, who the users will even be. We must think outside the box, to pre-emptively mitigate against hidden use situations which aren't immediately obvious, in order to create more empathetic technologies. How can we understand the perspectives and challenges faced by others when they might not even be aware of those challenges themselves?

This workshop will give you the tools to enable you to explore those hidden possible scenarios, using eye-opening thought experiments to step out of your personal perspective box.

Mary Chan - Experience Design Researcher (Cambridge Consultants)

A designer, researcher and developer dedicated to building an inclusive digital future. Currently finishing a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and researching machine learning-powered period trackers. Mary has a varied background spanning Psychology, Business, Design and is a cultural sponge having soaked up fascinating insights from three countries. She's also a big advocate of increasing diversity in tech entrepreneurship, and is currently the Community Development Manager at Women @EIT, a female-led network within the European Institute of Technology.

Our event sponsor - Sopra Banking Software

Sopra Banking Software is at the heart of financial services in the UK. They provide technlogy solutions to banks and building societies that enable them to provide innovative financial products to their customers. They have the heart and spirit of a fintech with the strength and stability of corporation.

Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to work in digital right now, you don’t have to identify as a woman, you don’t have to know how to code or how to explain bitcoin. You do have come in, be open and ready to participate in bringing about positive change.

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Code of Conduct:
Whilst the evening is not run by Sheffield Digital, we will be following their Code of Conduct so please take a moment to read through it.

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