Gender Equity in Tech Conference, GETconf for short, is a one-day conference to amplify + celebrate the voices of women & gender expansive individuals in tech.

What we mean when we say "gender equity"

You're probably familiar with the concept of equality, which basically means giving everyone the same access to resources and opportunity.

Equity on the other hand, involves a more holistic approach that takes into account factors such as historical context, systemic oppression, biases, privilege and other things that can impact someone's ability to achieve success. Equality assumes that given the same set of resources all people will be able to succeed. Equity means giving people the resources they need to succeed as an individual, and acknowledges that it may take additional resources for those in marginalized identities.

Another way to think about it:
Diversity is inviting various people to the table. Inclusion is offering them a meal. Equity is everything done to accommodate each guest.

Friday April 26, 2019

Omaha, Nebraska

Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology
Building 24
5300 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111 *

*Adjacent to Metro Area Transit (MAT) bus line with passes available upon request

Conference Passes Include:

  • 15 industry-leading women and gender-expansive speakers
  • Lunch and Snacks
  • Intentional networking opportunities over the course of the day
  • A safe and inclusive environment to learn
  • Free parking

Speakers

Camille Eddy

Camille Eddy

Girl STEM Stars

Keynote Recognizing cultural bias in AI

Sally Elatta

Sally Elatta

CEO, Agile Transformation Inc. and Founder, AgilityHealth and AgileVideos.com

Keynote Be Bold, Be Real and Lead with Love

Jennifer Wadella

Jennifer Wadella

JavaScript Consultant, Founder of Kansas City Women in Technology

Keynote Hacking your work life __ balance to take over the world

Ash Banaszek

Ash Banaszek

Associate of User Experience, Union Pacific Railroad

Fail Faster: Quick UX Design Techniques to Drive Toward Success

Katie Briggs

Katie Briggs

Product Designer, NPR

Research Meets Reality

Nicole Damen

Nicole Damen

Ph.D. student, Human-Centered Computing, University of Nebraska at Omaha

The power of asking questions: How to go from vague answers to meaningful stories

Rachel Fox

Rachel Fox

Instructor at Interface: The Web School | Owner at Catapult Consulting Solutions | Founder at You Go Girl | Registered UNICORN

Emcee

Tiffany Gamble

Tiffany Gamble

Founder, Emerging Ladies Academy

Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Grishma Jena

Grishma Jena

Cognitive Software Engineer, IBM Watson

A hands-on introduction to Natural Language Processing in Python

Eris Koleszar

Eris Koleszar

Co-founder, Mystery Code Society

Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Angela McGraw

Angela McGraw

iSTEM Coordinator, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Stefanie Monge

Stefanie Monge

Digital Recruiter, University of Nebraska Omaha

Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Amy Newell

Amy Newell

Director of Engineering, Wistia

Suffering, Authenticity, and Productivity: Lessons I learned from Bipolar Disorder

Victoria Novak

Victoria Novak

Director of Workforce & IT Innovation, Metropolitan Community College

Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Eva PenzeyMoog

Eva PenzeyMoog

Lead Designer, 8th Light

Designing Against Domestic Violence

Gauri Ramesh

Gauri Ramesh

Co-Founder, Girls Code Lincoln

Panel: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Noni Williams

Noni Williams

Manager of Solutions and Continuous Improvement, United Way of the Midlands

Data Science is (and should be) Intersectional

Jennifer Wong

Jennifer Wong

Product Engineer, Envoy

Empathetic Design Systems

Dates

October — November 2018

CFP Submissions were received!

November - December 2018

GETconf Speaker Selection

January 30

Early Bird Tickets are now available for $70 —Register for GETconf today!

February 15

Last day for Early Bird Tickets are now available for $99 —Register for GETconf today!

April 26

GETconf!

Venue

Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology

Accessibility

GETconf and The Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology offer the following accessibility features:

  • Zero-step entry to the building and the main hall, elevator access to workshops
  • Accessible seating positions throughout the main hall and workshop rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Food options for those with food allergies and dietary restrictions
  • ASL interpreters available upon request
  • Video closed captioning provided
  • Adjacent to Metro Area Transit (MAT) bus line with passes available upon request
  • Lactation/Pumping room for nursing parents
  • Free near site childcare available with prearrangement
  • Scholarship and student prices available

If additional accommodations are required, please reach out directly to hello@getconfomaha.com and a member of our Planning Board will be in contact.

Accommodation

Hyatt Place Downtown - Old Market

A block has been reserved. You can reserve your room online with this link. Or by or by calling 1-888-492-8847 and tell the reservation host that the block code of G-MCS9

Sponsored By

Verizon
unabridged
Hudl
ymcs
Conductix
Flywheel
You Go Girl
Tech Omaha
Chamber of Omaha Startup Collaborative
8th Light
Maebean
TEAM Software
UP LEAD
Buildertrend
Werner
Firespring

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact sponsorgetconf@mysterycodesociety.com

In partnership with

mystery code society

If you are interested in becoming a partner please contact sponsorgetconf@mysterycodesociety.com

Schedule

April 26

8:00AM
Check-in/ Continental Breakfast
9:00AM
Opening Remarks
9:10 Sally Elatta
Keynote: Be Bold, Be Real and Lead with Love
9:50AM Eva PenzeyMoog
Designing Against Domestic Violence
10:15AM Noni WIlliams
Data Science is (and should be) Intersectional
10:40AM
Break
11:00AM Amy Newell
Suffering, Authenticity, and Productivity: Lessions I learned from Bipolar Disorder
11:25AM Camille Eddy
Keynote Recognizing cultural bias in AI
12:00PM
Lunch (provided)

Code of Conduct

As part of providing a safe environment for all of our staff, speakers, sponsors, and attendees, all conference participants must abide by our Code of Conduct.

To report a Code of Conduct violation,
call or text (402) 237-8472; or email coc@getconfomaha.com