SAE London Web Development lecturer, Dominic Patmore, will host a virtual panel event with speakers Nathaniel Dadzie, Kathryn Tingle, and Ashish Suri, discussing how we can tackle racism in the technology industry.
The speakers draw on their own experiences as people of colour in the technology sphere to facilitate a thought-provoking conversation about how we can create tangible, lasting change. Following on from October, which is Black History Month in the UK, this panel event aims to help students of colour identify the challenges of working in tech and consider strategies to help them thrive. It aims to help the majority take conscious steps to address systemic inequality when they enter tech spaces, and help educators facilitate this process in the classroom, creating their own "brown eyes, blue eyes" experience.
SAE believes it is important to equip students with the skills they need to challenge discrimination of all kinds; we have hosted previous events aimed at making the tech sector more inclusive, including a guest talk with AbilityNet, who spoke to students about why it is important to consider accessibility throughout the design and development process, including the compelling business case, moral and ethical considerations and overlaps into usability and SEO.