Laura Gaetano

UI/UX Designer

Themenschwerpunkt: Design

Twittername: @alicetragedy


Sprache/n: Englisch, Französisch, Deutsch, Italienisch

Stadt: Stockerau, Austria

Bundesland: Niederösterreich

Land: Österreich

Themen: art and programming, women in tech, remote work, design, user interface design, open source, artistic practice, learning programming, diversity in tech, productivity, event organisation

Ich biete: Vortrag, Seminarleitung, Beratung, Interview

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I started being more interested in the issue of women and diversity in tech after landing a web developer job in 2013 in an all-male company; having come from the music industry, which is also primarily male, I realised that this wasn't a problem which was confined to the music, journalism, or art industries (the main areas I was interested in at the time) and that this problem was everywhere. I decided to actively try and make a change by coaching at programming events and founding local groups for women to get together and learn to program. Among other things, I co-organised Rails Girls Summer of Code — a program which offers women 3-month scholarships to work on Open Source software — and managed projects at Travis Foundation, a non-profit initiative that focused the Open Source community. I'm now a UI/UX designer with a huge love for accessibility. I like owls, facts about NASA and space, reading, travelling, and melodic hardcore music.

Vorträge / Referenzen:

Introduction to git

June 14, 2014: A small introduction to git for Rails Girls workshop attendees in Linz.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
Making your voice heard: Open Source Needs You

February 17, 2017: Keynote at Drupal Mountain Camp about making contributions to Open Source software and good practices for maintaining OSS projects.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
How Martial Arts made me a better programmer

June 11, 2015: Talk at the local Ruby user group, focusing on how to implement the martial arts philosophy, learning process, and general practices to improve my programming skills.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch