Why IT Matters?
We believe diversity makes the tech teams more productive and stronger.
We trust that diverse and inclusive teams make better products.
We think that most of the problems can be solved by effective communication, conscious leadership and empathetic approach.
We know it’s important to bring discussion about diversity and inclusion out into the open.
We especially invite managers, team leaders and all those who work with people and not only with their skills. Bring your own experience, bring your own problem and let’s talk about the things that matter in IT!
What are people saying?
IT Matters was like a breeze of fresh air in the IT world. Finally we stopped trying to smuggle “soft” topics into our meetups or conferences and got a place only for that. Joanna making her dream come true also fulfilled others’ needs. As the attendance showed there were many of us feeling the same urge to “soften” IT. Fantastic choice of topics from diversity through mental health in the workplace up to truely self-reflection presentations was provided by the speakers who really fit the event. They were open, sharing and willing to discuss (even long after presentation time had ended). IT Matters has become
mandatory place to be for me!
– Jakub Rosinski,
I attended the IT Matters conference with high hopes given what appeared to be a brave program of talks. There appeared, on paper, to be a diversity of thinking applied to the conference often missing, with talks focusing on opening teams up to and encouraging diversity and inclusion. I was extremely pleased to find my hopes and expectations were exceeded. The talks were focused on experience and lessons learnt and all felt like peer to peer talks with active involvement. This wasn’t a conference entirely about the talks though and conversations around diversity and inclusion, including my own area of focus neurodiversity, not only flowed but was actively encouraged and
facilitated by the amazing organiser. This is an event that I am excited to attend again in the future and I look forward to seeing it continue to grow. The sky is the limit for Joanna and team.
Manager/Coach/Autism Inclusion Advocate