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October 28-30 - Conference
Lyon Convention Centre - Lyon, France
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Tuesday, October 29 • 11:30 - 12:05
Confessions of Unconscious Bias - Learning to Be a Better Male Ally - Guy Martin, Open@ADSK

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Unconscious bias - it’s been in the news a lot in the last several years, but usually from the perspective of how damaging it is to women and under-represented groups when combined with white male privilege. This presentation is about the other side of this equation - how can someone who was unaware of their own unconscious bias and white male privilege learn to use these in a positive way to help these under-represented groups. This is a frank and honest journey of one man’s struggle to separate the very real struggles of education and career from his inherent privilege as a white man in a male-dominated field.

On this difficult journey Guy Martin learned a lot, and plans to share both the positive aspects and challenges in hopes that other prospective male allies understand how to be more effective advocates for those who can truly benefit from the privilege we have. He'll share some lessons learned, as well as some practical tips for making a difference as a male ally.

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Guy Martin

Director of Open Source Strategy, GAN Consulting
Guy Martin is Director of Open Source Strategy at GAN Consulting, responsible for providing customized consulting services for open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects. He has over two decades of experience in the software industry, where he has consistently focused... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:30 - 12:05
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