Everybody knows that software is more and more important to the world, so why do companies, and culture overall, still treat developers like they're from another planet? We'll talk about how the inability to communicate effectively with developers contributes to problems with inclusion and diversity, and offer real, concrete examples of what it could look like for growing businesses to take developer culture seriously in a way that benefits everyone. Imagine if the same standards we had for inbound marketing and community
Anil Dash is an entrepreneur and activist known as one of the most prominent advocates for a more inclusive and ethical technology industry. He is CEO of Fog Creek Software, the creators of Glitch, the friendly community that helps anyone make the app of their dreams.
Dash was an advisor to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, and serves as a board member for Stack Overflow, the Data & Society Research Institute, the NY Tech Alliance, and the Lower East Side Girls Club. The New Yorker described Dash as a “blogging pioneer” for his Webby-recognized personal website which began in 1999, and for his early work in helping create some of the first blogging and social media publishing tools. Time named @anildash one of the best accounts on Twitter, and it is the only account ever retweeted by both Bill Gates and Prince, a succinct encapsulation of Dash’s interests.