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2 DAY CONFERENCE

BeyondTech 2019

Topics covered at #BeyondTech

Wednesday, 1st - Thursday, 2nd May at CodeNode, London

18 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

BeyondTech is a new conference aimed at supporting discussions about the role of tech in society and our responsibilities around both the products we create and the environments in which we work.

Crowd at Skills Matter Conference
Crowd at Skills Matter Conference
Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference

Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference
Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference
Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference


Going BeyondTech - Diversity, Tech Ethics & Tech for Good

For years we’ve been bringing communities together to share and learn new skills. Along the way, we’ve shaped technologies and helped launch new ones. Now we want to broaden the discussion.

Tech permeates our lives and while it has created many opportunities it has also created many challenges. It’s time to go beyond the technical specifications and talk about these challenges. At BeyondTech we aim to create new ideas and achieve shared understandings that can be used to grow powerful, diverse teams and to create products that have a positive impact on the world.


In Detail

BeyondTech is a forum for layered discussions on diversity and accessibility, tech ethics, and tech for good.

Across two days, speakers will look at what enterprises and individuals can do to encourage, manage and communicate diversity. The conference is an open conversation to dissect the paths taken in tech, the decisions we make and where they are leading society as a whole.

Discussions will dive into our accountability for what we create, and for who, why, and how we ship new software and concepts. Through these discussions, we hope we can learn how all of us can benefit from diverse perspectives to create products that have a lasting and positive impact on the future.

Book Now →


Keynotes Announced


Debbie Forster MBE

Debbie Forster MBE


Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett


Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Dennie Declercq

Dennie Declercq

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now closed! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!


Tickets

Registration is open now with our super-early-bird starting at just £50.

Book Now →

We are also offering Special Group Ticket Offers for:

  • Students
  • Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs
  • People working in Non-Profit Organisations

Please contact us here for more information.


Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud to share our Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally under-represented and/or marginalised groups who may not normally have the opportunity to attend this event.

Read more about our Diversity Scholarship Plan.


Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. Learn more in our Code of Conduct.



Tickets

Payment by major credit/debit cards, PayPal & Bank Transfer is accepted.

Book Now →

Programme

Learn more about the expert speakers and topics.

View The Programme →

Speaker Blog

BeyondTech speaker Nathalie Christmann-Cooper shares the story of how she landed her first tech job.

Read Blog →



Excited? Share it!

Thanks to our sponsors

Day 1: Wednesday 1st May

Don't miss these amazing talks! Please note that this schedule is still subject to changes - watch this space :)

Track Track 1 Track 2
09:00

Registration and Breakfast Refreshments

09:30

Welcome to BeyondTech 2019 Day 1!

09:45

Keynote: Networking at Conferences for Autistic People and Introverts

Dennie Declercq


networking people keynote diversity
10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00

It’s Just Data

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper


transparency startup data diversity ethics

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie


tech leadership diversity
11:30

Break Out Session

12:00

Emma Obanye

Emma Obanye


inclusion diversity

Sapphire Mason-Brown - Diversity in Tech

Sapphire Mason-Brown


diversity ethics beyondtech
12:30

Tea & Coffee Break

12:45

Kingsley Davies - Tech for Good

Kingsley Davies


leadership techforgood

Ray Coyle - Inclusivity

Ray Coyle


inclusivity diversity beyondtech
13:15

Lunch

14:15

Panel Discussion


panel tech-for-good inclusivity diversity ethics beyondtech
15:15

Break Out Session

15:45

Psychological Safety: Overprotection or Not?

Gitte Klitgaard


psychological-safety inclusivity diversity ethics

30 Minute Session TBC


diversity beyondtech
16:15

Tea & Coffee Break

16:30

Hate Speech as a Service

Timothy Quinn


data data-analytics big-data content-moderation hate-speech nlp AI diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


diversity beyondtech
17:00

Beer Break

17:15

Keynote: Digital Activism - Saving the World with Open Data

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE


supplychaintransparency modernslavery opendata tech-social-enterprise diversity
18:15

BeyondTech 2019 Party with Pizza & Beer!

21:00

End of BeyondTech 2019 Day 1. See You Tomorrow!

Day 2: Thursday 2nd May

Don't miss these amazing talks! Please note that this schedule is still subject to changes - watch this space :)

Track Track 1 Track 2
09:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:30

Welcome to BeyondTech 2019 Day 2!

09:45

Keynote: Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Jamie Bartlett


emerging-technologies internet democracy tech ethics diversity
10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00

Why Ethics Matter And What we Forget About Our Past

Stella Windsor


education whitefragility postcolonialism history ethics diversity

Giselle Cory - Tech for Good

Giselle Cory


ethics tech-for-good beyondtech diversity
11:30

Break Out Session

12:00

Knowing Me Knowing you.... Ahaaaaa!

Jenny Martin


psychology people flow diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity
12:30

Tea & Coffee Break

12:45

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity
13:15

Lunch

14:15

Dr. Charlotte Webb - Ethics

Dr. Charlotte Webb


ethics tech-for-good beyondtech diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity
14:45

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00
2

Lightning Talk: From Prison to Start-Up Entrepreneur; Digital Solutions that Pave the Way in Social Tech

Michael Vreugdenhil and Sabine Vreugdenhil


diversity pinkumbrellastudios code4000 digital social-impact coding inclusivity

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity
15:15

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity
15:30

Break Out Session

15:30

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity
16:15

Debbie Forster MBE - Keynote

Debbie Forster MBE


techforgood keynote diversity
17:15

BeyondTech 2019 - Final Wrap-up

17:30

End of BeyondTech 2019 - See you in 2020!

CodeNode

CodeNode is the UK's largest venue dedicated to Technology events and was designed to provide a space for Skills Matter's community of software professionals to come together and enjoy meetups, conferences, training and networking events. With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, Codenode welcomes thousands of engineers each year, who come together to learn and share skills, exoerience and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features six dedicated event spaces, a large break-out area, complete with fully-licensed bar, reliable wifi, plenty of power sockets, and 6 dedicated event and collaboration spaces.

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CodeNode

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels

Call for Papers are now CLOSED

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Diversity Scholarship Plan

Keen to join the BeyondTech but in need of some assistance with the fees? Skills Matter is proud to bring together a diverse community from all backgrounds, genders, nationalities and otherwise - this is part and parcel of what makes our conferences so awesome! We are happy to share our BeyondTech Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend BeyondTech eXchange for various reasons.

If you are keen to learn and be a part of the conversation around tech ethics, accessibility and diversity in tech and tech for good projects, and you consider yourself to be from an under-represented demographic and are in need of some assistance to cover the fees of a BeyondTech ticket, we will be delighted to support you with a scholarship -fill in the form below today!

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at BeyondTech

To apply please fill in this form:

Volunteer at BeyondTech

Interested in tech for good projects, conversations around accessibility and diversity in tech, and the latest in tech ethics? You have the chance to get a free ticket to BeyondTech! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference and some hours of your time on the days of the conference itself. You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time.

Are you ready then? Email us at conferences@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for BeyondTech Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed about one month prior to the conference.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Thanks to our sponsors

Press Pass Registration

Skills Matter gives out Press Passes to both in-house and freelance editors, journalists, bloggers and influencers. We encourage those who have a genuine passion for tech and love to share great stories with tech communities and industries to apply.

Apply for Skills Matter Press Pass

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!

 

Overview

BeyondTech is a new conference aimed at supporting discussions about the role of tech in society and our responsibilities around both the products we create and the environments in which we work.

Crowd at Skills Matter Conference
Crowd at Skills Matter Conference
Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference

Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference
Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference
Audience Member at Skills Matter Conference


Going BeyondTech - Diversity, Tech Ethics & Tech for Good

For years we’ve been bringing communities together to share and learn new skills. Along the way, we’ve shaped technologies and helped launch new ones. Now we want to broaden the discussion.

Tech permeates our lives and while it has created many opportunities it has also created many challenges. It’s time to go beyond the technical specifications and talk about these challenges. At BeyondTech we aim to create new ideas and achieve shared understandings that can be used to grow powerful, diverse teams and to create products that have a positive impact on the world.


In Detail

BeyondTech is a forum for layered discussions on diversity and accessibility, tech ethics, and tech for good.

Across two days, speakers will look at what enterprises and individuals can do to encourage, manage and communicate diversity. The conference is an open conversation to dissect the paths taken in tech, the decisions we make and where they are leading society as a whole.

Discussions will dive into our accountability for what we create, and for who, why, and how we ship new software and concepts. Through these discussions, we hope we can learn how all of us can benefit from diverse perspectives to create products that have a lasting and positive impact on the future.

Book Now →


Keynotes Announced


Debbie Forster MBE

Debbie Forster MBE


Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett


Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE

Dennie Declercq

Dennie Declercq

Call for Papers is now CLOSED!

The Call for Papers is now closed! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!


Tickets

Registration is open now with our super-early-bird starting at just £50.

Book Now →

We are also offering Special Group Ticket Offers for:

  • Students
  • Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs
  • People working in Non-Profit Organisations

Please contact us here for more information.


Diversity Scholarship Plan

Skills Matter is proud to share our Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally under-represented and/or marginalised groups who may not normally have the opportunity to attend this event.

Read more about our Diversity Scholarship Plan.


Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. Learn more in our Code of Conduct.



Tickets

Payment by major credit/debit cards, PayPal & Bank Transfer is accepted.

Book Now →

Programme

Learn more about the expert speakers and topics.

View The Programme →

Speaker Blog

BeyondTech speaker Nathalie Christmann-Cooper shares the story of how she landed her first tech job.

Read Blog →



Excited? Share it!

Thanks to our sponsors

Programme

Day 1: Wednesday 1st May

Don't miss these amazing talks! Please note that this schedule is still subject to changes - watch this space :)

Track Track 1 Track 2
09:00

Registration and Breakfast Refreshments

09:30

Welcome to BeyondTech 2019 Day 1!

09:45

Keynote: Networking at Conferences for Autistic People and Introverts

Dennie Declercq


networking people keynote diversity
10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00

It’s Just Data

Nathalie Christmann-Cooper


transparency startup data diversity ethics

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie


tech leadership diversity
11:30

Break Out Session

12:00

Emma Obanye

Emma Obanye


inclusion diversity

Sapphire Mason-Brown - Diversity in Tech

Sapphire Mason-Brown


diversity ethics beyondtech
12:30

Tea & Coffee Break

12:45

Kingsley Davies - Tech for Good

Kingsley Davies


leadership techforgood

Ray Coyle - Inclusivity

Ray Coyle


inclusivity diversity beyondtech
13:15

Lunch

14:15

Panel Discussion


panel tech-for-good inclusivity diversity ethics beyondtech
15:15

Break Out Session

15:45

Psychological Safety: Overprotection or Not?

Gitte Klitgaard


psychological-safety inclusivity diversity ethics

30 Minute Session TBC


diversity beyondtech
16:15

Tea & Coffee Break

16:30

Hate Speech as a Service

Timothy Quinn


data data-analytics big-data content-moderation hate-speech nlp AI diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


diversity beyondtech
17:00

Beer Break

17:15

Keynote: Digital Activism - Saving the World with Open Data

Jaya Chakrabarti MBE


supplychaintransparency modernslavery opendata tech-social-enterprise diversity
18:15

BeyondTech 2019 Party with Pizza & Beer!

21:00

End of BeyondTech 2019 Day 1. See You Tomorrow!

Day 2: Thursday 2nd May

Don't miss these amazing talks! Please note that this schedule is still subject to changes - watch this space :)

Track Track 1 Track 2
09:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:30

Welcome to BeyondTech 2019 Day 2!

09:45

Keynote: Can Democracy Survive the Internet?

Jamie Bartlett


emerging-technologies internet democracy tech ethics diversity
10:45

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00

Why Ethics Matter And What we Forget About Our Past

Stella Windsor


education whitefragility postcolonialism history ethics diversity

Giselle Cory - Tech for Good

Giselle Cory


ethics tech-for-good beyondtech diversity
11:30

Break Out Session

12:00

Knowing Me Knowing you.... Ahaaaaa!

Jenny Martin


psychology people flow diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity
12:30

Tea & Coffee Break

12:45

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity
13:15

Lunch

14:15

Dr. Charlotte Webb - Ethics

Dr. Charlotte Webb


ethics tech-for-good beyondtech diversity

30 Minute Session TBC


beyondtech diversity
14:45

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00
2

Lightning Talk: From Prison to Start-Up Entrepreneur; Digital Solutions that Pave the Way in Social Tech

Michael Vreugdenhil and Sabine Vreugdenhil


diversity pinkumbrellastudios code4000 digital social-impact coding inclusivity

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity
15:15

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity
15:30

Break Out Session

15:30

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity

Lightning Talk TBC (10 minutes)


beyondtech diversity
16:15

Debbie Forster MBE - Keynote

Debbie Forster MBE


techforgood keynote diversity
17:15

BeyondTech 2019 - Final Wrap-up

17:30

End of BeyondTech 2019 - See you in 2020!

Venue

CodeNode

CodeNode is the UK's largest venue dedicated to Technology events and was designed to provide a space for Skills Matter's community of software professionals to come together and enjoy meetups, conferences, training and networking events. With fantastic transport links and located in the heart of London's Tech City, Codenode welcomes thousands of engineers each year, who come together to learn and share skills, exoerience and collaborate on projects.

CodeNode features six dedicated event spaces, a large break-out area, complete with fully-licensed bar, reliable wifi, plenty of power sockets, and 6 dedicated event and collaboration spaces.

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CodeNode

10 South Place, London, EC2M 7EB, GB


View details, travel and nearby hotels
Get Involved

Call for Papers are now CLOSED

The Call for Papers is now CLOSED! Thanks for submitting a proposal, the response's been overwhelming and we are currently working on selecting talks. Click here to stay up to date and find out more on speakers as we'll start publishing the line-up very soon!

Diversity Scholarship Plan

Keen to join the BeyondTech but in need of some assistance with the fees? Skills Matter is proud to bring together a diverse community from all backgrounds, genders, nationalities and otherwise - this is part and parcel of what makes our conferences so awesome! We are happy to share our BeyondTech Diversity Scholarship Plan which provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not have the opportunity to attend BeyondTech eXchange for various reasons.

If you are keen to learn and be a part of the conversation around tech ethics, accessibility and diversity in tech and tech for good projects, and you consider yourself to be from an under-represented demographic and are in need of some assistance to cover the fees of a BeyondTech ticket, we will be delighted to support you with a scholarship -fill in the form below today!

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Scholarship recipients will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference.

Please note, travel expenses are not covered under this scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility

Applicants should be from a traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities and be unable to attend without some assistance.

We look forward to having you at BeyondTech

To apply please fill in this form:

Volunteer at BeyondTech

Interested in tech for good projects, conversations around accessibility and diversity in tech, and the latest in tech ethics? You have the chance to get a free ticket to BeyondTech! All we need from you is some help in setting up the conference and some hours of your time on the days of the conference itself. You will be free to attend the conference for the remainder of the time.

Are you ready then? Email us at conferences@skillsmatter.com and we will put your name down as a volunteer for BeyondTech Shifts and detailed info will be confirmed about one month prior to the conference.

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact the team:

Press

Press Pass Registration

Skills Matter gives out Press Passes to both in-house and freelance editors, journalists, bloggers and influencers. We encourage those who have a genuine passion for tech and love to share great stories with tech communities and industries to apply.

Apply for Skills Matter Press Pass

SkillsCasts

Hold tight, skillscasts coming soon!