The Weekly ReBoot - feat. Michele Playfair!

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Today we are playing an interview with Michelle play fair. Michele describes herself as a Catalyst, glube, connection maker and faux Pa. on her twitter profile, but officially goes by the title of Exec director of YOW conferences. She has a background in technology and education and her job is even more diverse now in her director role for YOW.

You might notice me giggling for a lot of this podcast interview, I really enjoy Michele’s sense of humour and I’m always trying to seek her out at conferences to have a chat. She selfs describes as someone with the ‘confidence of a mediocre white guy’ and is also a real champion for women in technology, and does a heap to encourage and grow diversity at YOW events, despite all the challenges in that which you will hear all about.

The article we referenced about Xero CEO ‘playing tricks’ on candidates at interview is here:

https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/careers/xero-boss-wont-hire-anyone-who-doesnt-take-their-coffee-cup-back-to-the-kitchen-after-job-interview/news-story/6974710984064f8bd522f671d07ad469

YOW run an absolute mother load of conferences, workshops and events and you can find all the details at the links below including how you would suggest an idea, or suggest yourself as a speaker! Or even just sign up to their newsletter.

YOW conference details are all available here: https://yowconference.com/conferences

Speaker suggestions can be made here: https://yowconference.com/suggestions/

New voices in tech program: https://yowconference.com.au/yow-new-voices-2019/

Lambda Jam info here: https://yowconference.com/lambdajam/

Last years compose conference for functional programming is here: http://www.composeconference.org/2018-melbourne/

Get your tickets for LAST conference here! We’ll be recording an episode of The Weekly ReBoot live: https://events.humanitix.com.au/last-conference-melb-2019?c=reboot


Get in touch with us, email: rebootme@rebootco.com.au

Alexandra Stokes