20/20: Visual Storytelling to Examine Bias
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — 2:45PM - 3:30PM
Leveraging an innovative storytelling format called Pecha Kucha, this workshop features five speakers that will each speak for exactly six minutes and forty seconds – 20 slides: 20 seconds per slide. Each talk will approach fostering inclusion and combating bias from a unique perspective. The session will begin by taking a glimpse at the types of biases we encounter in our lifetime and what we as individuals can do to address it. To assist with that, the concept of focusing on extreme ownership is introduced in the second talk as a tool to drive inclusion. In our third talk, hindsight will be employed as we discuss policies that can drive workplace inclusion and software quality. Our final two talks will approach bias with reflection and a panoramic understanding: how to free yourself from internal chatter to better confront personal bias and understanding the full picture of individuals. The atmosphere that Pecha Kucha creates results in speakers staying on their toes as slides automatically change quickly and audience members being engaged throughout.
Natalie Veilleux, Eli Brown, Leila Elorfi, Camilo Hurtado, James Coghlan