New internal speaker wishlist policy for the next PIXELvienna conference: Everyone who suggests a straight white dude, suggests a non-straight, non-white or non-dude speaker next. Repeat. (Rationale: This puts diversity at the _beginning_ of the process, and involves _everyone_ on the team in making the speaker lineup more diverse) Looking forward to study the effects. #speaker#diversity
This year there was no formal policy to ensure diversity, resulting in only 20% speakers with a diverse background, which is a failure, and I feel responsible for that too, there are no excuses to not get this right.