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Cultivating empathy

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September 21, 2021

We live in a world that seems increasingly more divided and polarised. Platforms we use are designed to reinforce our views. Can cultivating empathy be a solution to that and how could we improve that skill? In this talk, Tamara Chehayeb Makarem will present empathy as a skill that can be cultivated and explore ways of doing that, as well as empathy's practical application in our day-to-day jobs.

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Tamara Chehayeb Makarem

An introduction to resiliency in the cloud

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September 22, 2021

Although trying to prevent possible failures to a system is certainly worthwhile, we can also embrace failures and learn how to adapt. In this talk, James Leftley will explore some of the foundations and common approaches for designing resilient systems in cloud environments—and how experimenting with our systems, by deliberately introducing failures, can help us better understand their behaviour.

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James Leftley

Inclusive Design: How diversity is the key to building better technology

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September 23, 2021

When creating services, products or spaces, the decisions we make can directly enhance or inhibit the participation of people and communities. In this talk, Alex Ternar will offer a taster of the vast world of Inclusive Design by exploring how understanding human diversity leads to the creation of better, more human products.

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Alex Ternar

The Computer Skills of Average Joe (Worse than you think)

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September 24, 2021

It should not be *that* surprising that our users find something difficult that we, as IT professionals, might consider easy. A survey of developed countries found that much of the population is unable to complete medium-complexity tasks. This is something that we all need to consider when building software solutions, as Paul Graham's talk will explore.

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Paul Graham

Open Source Leeds – Sept 2021

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September 29, 2021

It’s the inaugural event of this new meetup group dedicated to promoting the use of open source in large enterprises, and we have three fantastic speakers lined up: Sukhvinder Panesar, Chief Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group; Colin Eberhardt, CTO, Scott Logic; and James Robertson, Software Engineer, Mixcloud.

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Colin Eberhardt