Chris from Cleanweb got in touch, they run a monthly meet up with short talks where people share ideas and experiences around the web and sustainability. They’re really keen to encourage new speakers and working towards a more diverse roster of speakers, either for 15-20 min talks, or 5 minute lightning talks.
Every month, we run a meetup, usually presenting a series of talks at a given venue in London, with a capacity of between 50 and 100 people.
Generally the talks tend to cover the intersection between cloud computing and cleantech, and applying the ideas inherent to the web in aid of sustainability.
These might cover websites to help people network around local food, building energy monitoring systems with internet facing APIs, making the web itself greener, or developing online tools for sustainability.
Inspired somewhat by the O’reilly conference diversity page, we’re actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for proposals, and through dialogue with the larger communities our members make up.
That said, we’d appreciate your help in this process, and here are a few ways you can do so:
- recommend speakers or potential organisers
- forward our requests for speakers to relevant communities, letting them know we’re after more diverse speaker lineup
- get in touch to suggest with any other ideas to help make for more diverse meetups
If you’re umming and ahing about volunteering for a talk, or thinking of doing one but don’t feel ready to give a talk yet, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re happy to give pointers on content, or any advice to help get you the point where you can share something you’re interested with a friendly community in a safe atmosphere.
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