#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 02 - 03 May 2022

Sacha Judd

Sacha is the CEO of the Hoku Group, a family office in Aotearoa New Zealand combining private investments, early-stage tech ventures and a non-profit foundation. She founded Refactor (a series of events around diversity in technology), and Flounders’ Club (a network for early-stage company founders). She writes and speaks on fandom and online communities, diversity & inclusion in the tech sector, and how fans will transform the world.

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Everything Breaks at Scale

The internet's power to bring people together is a gift. But it can be a curse too: from celebrity gossip to QAnon to COVID denialism, conspiracy thinking has become a hallmark of online public life. It’s up to us dig out the toxicity built into its very foundations, and put the focus back where it belongs: on people and community.

Sacha Judd starts from her 2016 beyond tellerrand talk on boy bands and diversity in tech and takes us even further down the rabbit hole of conspiracy thinking to help us understand its appeal. And by looking both back to the past and ahead to the future, she gives today's tech designers, developers and leaders the tools to find our way back into the light.

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