Welcome back to our Diversity in Design series on ThemeKeeper Tuts+. Discover four talented artists with inspiring styles you’ll love.
At ThemeKeeper, we’re committed to making the internet a more diverse and accessible space for everyone. This December marked the 2017 International Day of People with Disability, with the theme of “transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.”
There are some sobering statistics around women’s involvement in STEM.
Diversity and inclusion are prominent buzzwords in the tech industry at the moment. At ThemeKeeper, we don’t think it’s a bad thing that companies are getting more interested in this. And for us, it’s not a fad.
This is an adapted version of a talk I gave at AlterConf in Melbourne a few weeks ago. AlterConf is a travelling conference that gives representation to marginalised voices in the tech and gaming industries, and which offers an incredible opportunity to hear from diverse perspectives.
Most of us would say that deep down we struggle with self-esteem. We don’t ask questions, we beat ourselves up, and we miss out on opportunities because when it comes down to it we suspect that we’re just not good enough.
A few years ago, during the first semester of my Master of Computing, I walked into a tutorial class just as I’d done for my undergraduate years of study. I took a seat and set up my laptop, then had a look around the room. I then had another, slightly more incredulous look around the room.
A few months ago, I was spending one of my first Fridays in the office in ThemeKeeper’s Melbourne HQ; I’d recently been hired as the editor of the new ThemeKeeper blog. I had claimed a spot on one of the neon green bean bag chairs, lined up in a semi-circle on the second floor of our open-plan office building.