At conferences, we show the latest and greatest tech and often laugh about older technologies. But people still use these tools and frameworks, and shaming them is harmful to the community. In this talk, I want to share my own personal story of how I got confronted with gatekeeping and elitism, how it affected my confidence, and what we can all do to avoid this.


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Very eye opening talk, thanks!!!

Menghini Luca at 10:17 on 22 Apr 2022

Quite well put, and I also recognize the many problems which have been outlined. Gatekeeping is a real issue

Very inspiring, and a good reminder of what we should strive for regarding working culture

Miriam Sibona at 11:19 on 22 Apr 2022

It's given me a lot to think about

Ania Kowalska at 13:21 on 22 Apr 2022

Awesome and very important talk, thank you!

Really liked a non-tech talk in an otherwise technical conference. Really appreciated the point of view and made treasure of what she said on stage.

Great talk!

Giancarlo at 18:40 on 22 Apr 2022

Very inspiring talk, it highlights many bad habits

It's been eye-opening for me. Company culture should be infused with the things explained in this talk. Great non-tech talk, preventing gatekeeping should be one of the first things that the HR depts of the future should consider

Alessandro at 12:11 on 16 May 2022

Inspiring, thanks very much