Berlin Buzzwords aims for a diverse range of speakers and therefore, concentrates not only on the topics, but also on the people behind the talks. For us diversity means that we explicitly encourage submissions from people of color, genderqueer people, trans*people, women as well as people with physical disabilities. Berlin Buzzwords is an international conference but out of 130 submissions, only a few were submitted by female speakers.
Last year the keynote from Katherine Daniels “Devops is Dead: Long Live Devops” was well received by the audience. We also had a great talk on Exploring the Notability Gender Gap (Freebase, BigQuery, Maps) from Ewa Gasperowicz and Felipe Hoffa. We aim to overcome remaining barriers, motivate a diverse range of groups and especially hope for active participation. Therefore, we are providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
If you are working on exciting topics and projects with a special focus on Large Data Processing, NoSQL, IR/Search or related topics – Berlin Buzzwords is open for your ideas. Anyone, no matter if experienced or new to the stage, is welcome to propose a session. The most exciting topics will complete the program.