Speaker: Mark Steadman
Speaker: Tom Christie (Django core developer and author of Django REST framework)
Speaker: Gloria Dwomoh
Learning things in tech is often frustrating, and didactics are not great. This goes doubly for theoretical subjects, e.g. "Algorithms and Data Structures". But the second aspect of making subjects like this hard is the aura of fear and difficulty that is woven around it.
Speaker: Andrew Godwin (Django core developer and developer of Channels)
Speaker: Erik Romijn (a Django team member, chair of the Dutch Django Association and co-organiser of various conferences) - also called "a neo-liberal emotional djihaidst"
Imagine somebody falls for a scam - there is laughter, there is mocking. Because we are not empathic with the people caught in the scam - inexperienced people, sick people, … this is heartless. The tech community is very focussed on itself and neglects to be empathic to people different from us, whom we provide products and tools to.