What does the person who hacked Tony Abbott have in common with the UNSW CSE Head of School?? 🤔🤔
🌈 They’re both proud members of the LGBTQ+ community!! 🌈
To mark the end of Pride Month 🏳️🌈, we’ve gathered LGBTQ+ computer scientists and software engineers to celebrate 🥳 and have an unfiltered discussion about what it means to be queer in the computer science field!
Angeni and Fiona sit down with ✨ Alex Hope (Security Engineer @ Atlassian), ✨ Emma Krantz (Lead Software Engineer @ Data61), ✨ Blake Morris (Student @ UNSW), and ✨ Aaron Quigley (CSE Head of School @ UNSW) to unpack their diverse experiences, and discuss:
- Coming out and choosing to be out 🌈
- Navigating both overt hostility and subtle discrimination 🤔
- What workplaces and universities can do to be inclusive 🤗, and
- Which video game 🎮 ?? sparked the moment of realisation 🙊
Watch the conversation above, or listen wherever you get your podcasts!
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?