Peter Aitken

Organiser of Global CFP day
Photograph of Peter Aitken

Deliberate, Direct, Positive ACTION!

Supporting people from underrepresented and marginalised groups

How can you include, welcome, provide support, safety and a confidence boost to people from underrepresented and marginalised groups that are absent from your community/workplace?

Deliberate, Direct, Positive ACTION!

This talk will chart the journey, and learnings, of Global Diversity CFP Day which has the sole aim of encouraging people from underrepresented and marginalised groups to take to the conference stage.

Starting with half a dozen workshops in 2016 focussed on two conferences based in Edinburgh, Scotland, this exploded into a 53 workshop, tech wide, world wide movement on a single day in 2018!

About Peter

Peter is a recovering conference organiser (ScotlandJS and ScotlandCSS) who now focuses his community work on Global Diversity CFP Day!

By day he is an agile Ruby and JavaScript developer.

By night he can be found learning mandolin and helping with homework.