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InterTech @ MozFest House - Digital Inclusion

Posted on behalf of InterTech LGBT+ Diversity Forum & MozFest
InterTech & Mozilla Festival invite you to a networking event as part of MozFest 2017.

Mozilla is fueling the movement to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. The Internet's role in economic opportunity, creativity, personal connection, free expression and democracy around the world has made it a fundamental part of our modern lives. Yet today, censorship, surveillance, walled gardens and apathy are putting the open Internet at risk.

Join us in a safe space to meet up, network and build the vital connections we need to ensure we can work together to build a more open, respectful and inclusive web for everyone.

Join us for an evening at the Royal Society of Arts, as part of the MozFest House week of programming, see the entire programme online, to hear from speakers on the subject of digital inclusion; one of the major spaces in MozFest this year. The focus of the talks will be to promote ways we can develop and promote safe spaces on the internet which we hope will fuel the discussion for the rest of the evening.

If you'd like to attend please sign-up on the link below and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to network and learn from one another.
When
23 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm
until 23 Oct 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
RSA
8 John Adam Street
London
WC2N 6EZ

'Tis (soon) the season...

OK OK... We know! It's far too early to worry about the festive season right?! Well... actually we're really keen to get planning now - and we need your help!

We're looking to hold a fun event to end the year in style and celebrate Christmas/Winter/'the holidays' with as many of our members as possible.

InterTech is completely supported by our members and we need your support to both collate ideas and get things moving. so here are a few to start:

  • Does your employer have a swanky office they'd like to show off to the InterTech community? Maybe with some snacks and drinks? Events like this are a great way to showcase your employer brand to the LGBT+ community - and they're great fun for all of our members.
  • Do you know this great space, bar or venue that we could use for a self-funded social evening that fits the festive bill?
  • Do you want to get involved with a more formal event and run ideas past us?
If you've some great ideas and think you or your organization could then please do share your thoughts with us via Jerry, our Events Lead via the Facebook Group or drop us email us at info@intertechlgbt.com.

InterTech @ BBC News - Embracing Change

InterTech and BBC News invite you to their speaker event to hear about how they’re embracing change in the ever-changing world of development and diversity & inclusion.

The evening will feature speakers from different disciplines discussing how change has impacted them and what they’ve done to adapt as well as how the BBC are tackling LGBT, diversity & inclusivity.

Following the speeches, there will be an opportunity to network with BBC News Design & Engineering staff and guests before continuing the evening in a nearby venue.

Please signup using the link below and take note of the requirements around security.
When
22 Nov 2017 at 5:30pm
until 22 Nov 2017 at 8:00pm
Where
BBC Media Café
New Broadcasting House
London
W1A 1AA

InterTech @ Goldman Sachs - Let’s talk about FinTech

Posted on behalf of Goldman Sachs
InterTech and Goldman Sachs invite you to the third joint speaker event to hear how our LGBT network members in the Goldman Sachs Engineering Division are:

  • Using machine learning to profile our traders’ behaviour to identify patterns and anomalies;

  • Using natural language processing in Chat Bots to help our traders efficiently find solutions to common problems from their desktop.

Following the speech there will be an opportunity to network with other members and guests.

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so please do register using the link below.

Please bring your event sign-up confirmation on the day, along with some form of ID showing your name.

For more information on tech at Goldman Sachs, visit gs.com/engineering
When
04 Oct 2017 at 6:00pm
until 04 Oct 2017 at 9:00pm
Where
Peterborough Court
133 Fleet Street
London
EC4A 2BB

InterTech & The IoD - Pride in Business

Posted on behalf of The IoD
An announcement...

We're delighted to share with you the exciting news that InterTech has aligned with 'The IoD' (The Institute of Directors) to support LGBTQ+ business leaders to network, share information and stories and do business with like-minded individuals. InterTech, working alongside TechLondonAdvocates, Series Q and the Gay Women’s Network all sit on the IoD Pride in Business committee supporting the IoD's Royal Charter of 1906 to support its members.

An invitation...

Following on from the hugely popular Pride in Business launch in July tickets are now available for this months event where the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, speaker of the House of Commons, will join us for a talk covering his extraordinary range of views on politics today and efforts to reinvigorate Parliament, as well as being a vocal and visible ally to LGBTQ+ people globally.

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for networking over drinks and canapés.

If you'd like to attend then please follow the links below to register* both with the IoD and for the event. We look forward to seeing InterTech members at the second of our many 'IoD Pride in Business' events going forward.

*You must register for this event; those turning up without registration will not be permitted entry due to the nature of the venue and capacity. On that note please ensure any guests you wish to bring are registered or recorded as a delegate under your registration.
When
28 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm
until 28 Sep 2017 at 8:00pm
Where
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED

InterTech @ Capco

Posted on behalf of Capco
Capco invites InterTech members to join them for an informal networking session at their offices in the City.

Capco are a consulting firm focused solely on the financial services industry; and during the evening we will hear briefly from Capco Digital, the fastest growing area in Capco as well as the Capco LGBT Team and the events they will be hosting for the remainder of the year.

This will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about what Capco and Capco Digital do and see old and new InterTech faces once again!

Please do sign up on the link below as there is limited capacity and your names are needed for the evening's access.
When
29 Aug 2017 at 7:00pm
until 29 Aug 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
77-79 Great Eastern Street
London
EC2A 3HU

Our Summer Retrospective...

Posted on behalf of Capgemini for InterTech
Please join us for our summer and post-pride season InterTech LGBT+ Forum retrospective.

This will be a chance for you, our members, to join us in reflecting on what we've done over the summer period and help shape what we take forward for the rest of the year.

So come prepared with your thoughts, actions, and views and we'll have plenty of post-it notes, markers and paper available for the evening.

We're kindly being hosted in Capgemini's office who will be providing soft drinks and nibbles for the session.

Please do ensure to register for the session as we require your names to be provided to Capgemini for entry to the building.
When
07 Sep 2017 at 6:00pm
until 07 Sep 2017 at 7:30pm
Where
Capgemini
40 Holborn Viaduct
London
EC1A 2DE

Salesforce & InterTech Pride Celebration

We're excited to be invited to join Salesforce for their Pride in London celebrations at Archer Street Bar, taking place just minutes away from Piccadilly Circus, a perfect spot to watch the parade.

It’s time to come together and celebrate diversity, whether you're a member of InterTech, Salesforce, the LGBTQ community, a straight ally or anyone else - you're welcome.

Following the parade, those marching with InterTech will re-unite with us further celebrations and to continue to party into the evening.

We have 12 tables reserved outside of Archer Street and an area inside reserved too; use of the venue's facilities and what promises to be an entertaining day with performances, on Archer Street Bar's very own stage, from great names in the West End and more.

Spaces are limited so please only register is you are certain you can attend.

Wristbands for the bar and food will only be issued to those who have registered online.
When
08 Jul 2017 at 12:30pm
until 08 Jul 2017 at 7:00pm
Where
Archer Street Bar
3-4 Archer Street
London
W1D 7AP

The "Pride in Business" Reception

Posted on behalf of Institute of Directors
The IoD will mark the launch of the ‘Pride in Business Network’ amongst its membership with a drinks reception on the evening of July 7th, the eve of London’s famous Gay Pride March, at the IoD’s Headquarters on Pall Mall.

With LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and business leaders now making waves in the business world, the IoD has partnered with other groups – InterTech, TechLondonAdvocates, Series Q and the Gay Women’s Network – to celebrate their achievements on this most festive of weekends.

The drinks will mark the beginning of the IoD’s Pride in Business series of networking events and mentoring, more details of which will be forthcoming in due course.
When
07 Jul 2017 at 6:00pm
until 07 Jul 2017 at 7:30pm
Where
116 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5ED

Google & InterTech Pre-Pride Quiz

It's back! The highly anticipated Pre-Pride Quiz with Google and InterTech!

Join us at the Google Central St. Giles offices near Tottenham Court Road for an evening of quizzing, networking, and pre-pride celebrations.

We're delighted to have our famous InterTech quizmaster Tim Macavoy back once again to guide us through the evening - we're excited to see you at what promises to be the best Pre-Pride quiz yet.
When
06 Jul 2017 at 6:00pm
until 06 Jul 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Google
Central St Giles
London
WC2H 8AG