Makes sense. Will incorporate this after all the comments that come in today. In fact, I also wanted to mention that the recommendations in this post apply equally to women and persons of non-binary gender because our brains are also wired with the same stereotypes as those who put us at the receiving end.
We had the data question in the list of questions for this BOF. Seems like the data question is key. If we don’t address it at the UPI BOF, we will take this up for discussion in the identity and privacy track which will happen in parallel in the main auditorium.
Rajeef, the plan from 2017 is to not include food at all in the tickets and let participants buy tokens or choose to eat else where.
For the remaining conferences this year, the plan is to improve the token system communication. We may still continue to distribute tokens for each day separately to incentivise check-in on day 2.
I loved this story. Just this morning I wrote about the need to think about the diversity debate beyond male and female gender ratios: https://medium.com/@zainabbawa/the-diversity-question-s-bab853b64fb5#.7h2tj481p and this interview just resonated everything I wasn’t able to articulate succinctly. Thanks Backchannel for this solid reporting!