women.code(be) TechTalks at Sweet Mustard

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women.code(be) TechTalks at Sweet Mustard

Join us for an informal evening and connect with fellow women who code, grow your network and learn from our guest speakers

By women.code(be)

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, April 20 · 6 - 10pm CEST


Sweet Mustard 3 Nijverheidskaai 8500 Kortrijk Belgium

Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

For this TechTalks edition we are being welcomed by Sweet Mustard in Kortrijk, a studio that helps companies realise their ambitions and goals, with the use of trusted technologies.

There will be pizza and drinks before the tech talks. If you have any food allergies such as gluten or lactose intolerance, or simply live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, please reach out to us.

There are vegan, glutenfree and lactosefree options availble, but we need to know for how many people we should order.

Evening Program

(Check back for updates on the program soon )

​18h00 - 🚪 Doors open & start of networking + pizza 🍕

​19h00 - 🙋‍♀️ Introduction by women.code(be) & Sweet Mustard

19h20 - Talk #1: Ethical Responsibility as a Software Developer by Emma Dendooven

20h00 - 🍷 ----- Break ----- 🥤

20h20 - Talk #2: See Me, Hear Me, Include Me: A Journey through Disability and Web Accessibility by Rune Devuyst

21h00 - 🥤 Drinks and networking till the end of the event

Talk info

Talk #1: Ethical Responsibility as a Software developer by Emma Dendooven

In today's world, it is more important than ever for software developers to consider their ethical responsibilities. However, I often feel that this topic is not discussed enough among developers.

We will start with a short introduction that sets the stage for a lively group debate. During the talk, we will delve deeply into the impact that our work has on society, the environment, and our fellow humans, and discuss where our responsibilities lie in the process. But it won't be a one-way conversation - we want to hear from you! Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, your perspective is valuable.

This is your chance to share your thoughts, ideas, and questions with like-minded individuals. I believe that open and honest discussions are key to driving real change in our industry, and I'm excited to hear what you have to say.

Talk #2: See Me, Hear Me, Include Me: A Journey through Disability and Web Accessibility by Rune Devuyst

We'll begin by exploring the various types of disabilities and their challenges, including my personal experience. From there, we'll examine the challenges people with disabilities face online and look at simple, effective ways to make websites more accessible. We'll also highlight some low-hanging fruit that can be easily implemented.

By the end of this talk, you'll (hopefully =]) have a deeper understanding of disability and web accessibility and feel motivated to take action toward a more inclusive and accessible world.

About Rune

Rune is a web developer and designer passionate about creating accessible and visually appealing websites for all users, regardless of their abilities. She believes the web should be accessible to everyone and strives to make this a reality through her work. Additionally, Rune takes an active role in educating and guiding others on these subjects.

How to get there?

Coming by train?

The easiest is probably renting a blue bike and cycling to the meetup location, which is located 4 mins from the station.

Coming by bike?

There is a dedicated bike space on the parking lot next to the building.

(will add a picture soon)

Coming by car?

There is a parking lot right next to the office building.

If you are open to it you can also offer rides to fellow community members via this carpool event we have set up.

Looking for ride?

Check the carpool link to see if anyone is offering a ride.

If none available, feel free to reach out to us via the contact link on the bottom of the event page and we'll include you to our carpool shoutout.

First time visiting our events?

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About the organizer

Organized by

Hi ! We are women.code(be), a supportive network for women who code in Belgium. Our goal is to create more visibility for local role models and to make it easier for (future) women who code to connect with fellow peers.