TaTC: Myths, Legends and Unicorns

Oct 19, 2021 · Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Hello you beautiful pandas!!!!

We are back!!! This is our first in person event since the dreaded L, and we cannot WAIT to see all of your lovely smiling faces. We've deliberately picked talks that are high impact, only 20 mins long, with plenty of time for breaks and socialising and networking!!

Super grateful to our joint sponsors, Moneysupermarket.com and Venturi!

We'll be enjoying an inclusive range of food and drinks at the wonderful MSM offices and courtesy of them, and then the very kind folks at tech recruitment powerhouse Venturi are treating us all to a drink afterwards! (if you prefer a milkshake to an alcoholic beverage, that is completely cool with us. Just ask John G, the absolute Oreo fiend)

Agenda

17:30pm - doors open and registration
18:10pm - event starts, introduction and code of conduct

18:20pm - First speaker! [20 Minutes]
Mhairi Davidson - Senior Agile Delivery Lead at Nimble Approach
"How to keep a collaborative culture thriving post pandemic"

18:40pm - Lightning Talk [10 Minutes]
Amy Newton - Founder at Inclusively Tech
MythBusting - "Blind/anonymous CVs help reduce unconscious bias - why this is a myth and what you should do instead"

18:50pm - Comfort Break

19:00pm - Second speaker!
Kristian Epps - Front End Lead at Matillion
"Building a UI fit for a Unicorn"

19:20pm - comfort break

19:30pm - Third speaker!
Mikey Smith - Technology Director at MoneySupermarket
"Breaking down silos and focusing on the customer"

19:50pm - Wrap up and mingle mingle
20:15pm - vacate and go to pub (TBD) HUGE thank you to Venturi for sponsoring our pub-going <3 <3

If anyone has any anxiety about being in a large crowd again please do get in touch with me directly if you would like me to buddy you up with someone as you are walking in [masked]

If anyone has any additional needs please let us know.

Disabled access: The building has disabled access and lifts, they are on the 16th floor so they are needed!

To ensure the safety and well-being of both our hosts and our community we require that you provide proof of both vaccines OR a negative test from the past 48 hours in order to attend this event.

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  • Techs and the City

    Techs and The City is an inclusive space for people from all backgrounds within tech in Manchester to come together and share ideas, knowledge, best practice and discuss topics facing the industry. We will strive to organise one Meet-Up every other month with speakers and lightning talks and there will also be round table discussions, dinner debates, and regular social gatherings. Everyone is welcome.

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