What does the person who hacked Tony Abbott have in common with the UNSW CSE Head of School?? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

๐ŸŒˆ ย Theyโ€™re both proud members of the LGBTQ+ community!! ๐ŸŒˆ

To mark the end of Pride Month ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ, ย weโ€™ve gathered LGBTQ+ computer scientists and software engineers to celebrate ๐Ÿฅณ and have an unfiltered discussion about what it means to be queer in the computer science field!

Angeni and Fiona sit down with โœจ Alex Hope (Security Engineer @ Atlassian), โœจ Emma Krantz (Lead Software Engineer @ Data61), โœจ Blake Morris (Student @ UNSW), and โœจ Aaron Quigley (CSE Head of School @ UNSW) to unpack their diverse experiences, and discuss:

  • Coming out and choosing to be out ๐ŸŒˆ
  • Navigating both overt hostility and subtle discrimination ๐Ÿค”
  • What workplaces and universities can do to be inclusive ๐Ÿค—, and
  • Which video game ๐ŸŽฎ ?? sparked the moment of realisation ๐Ÿ™Š

Watch the conversation above, or listen wherever you get your podcasts!

Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/PrideRoundtableApple
Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/PrideRoundtableGoogle


02:30 Computer Science culture and the LGBTQ+ community
12:57 Coming out
23:40 Creating change
52:45 Being out at work and uni
1:00:45 Dealing with discrimination
1:20:25 How can people be good allies?
1:24:25 Advice