How important is diversity on a development team?

Lighthouse Labs and PeopleOps lead this panel discussion on the importance of diversity in tech! Listen to recruiters, development leads, and members of the Victoria community share their experiences on the benefits of having a diverse technical team, and how it strengthens a product and an organization.

What we’ll cover:

  • The importance of having diversity
  • How to foster it
  • How to maintain it
  • How to hire well

Who should come:

Anyone who wants to join the tech industry, or is a part of it! Whether you’ve got big questions you’d like answered or you’d just like to swing by and learn a little more, you’re welcome here!

Our Panelists:

Aurora Walker
Software Development Team Lead at the North American arm of international e-commerce group, Bambora. Aurora participates in the full design and development of code, plus the development and management of her team.

Lexi Mills
Human Resources Recruiting Coordinator at award winning software firm, FreshWorks Studios. Lexi is armed with international experience recruiting and working in the tech industry.

Amanda Exner-Johnson
HR and People Operations Manager at the travel tech focused Checkfront. Amanda has a strong track record in providing exceptional client services. She focuses on continual quality improvement in both products and services to meet operational goals and drive success.

Charlyne Fothergill
The Director of Career Services at Lighthouse Labs. With her HR background, Charlyne is a powerhouse with the inside scoop into what employers look for with her deep roots in the tech industry.

Kate Chin Aleong
Kate has worked with everything from train electronics, e-commerce software to video platform technology. A software development engineer at the leading finance and HR cloud application provider, WorkDay, Kate also invests in the Victoria community as the local Youth Chapter Lead of Canada Learning Code, and leads the Workday Giving & Doing Program.


5:30 – Check-in

6:00 – Panel begins

6:45 – Q&A period

7:30 – Wrap-up!

Special thanks to Sendwithus for being a community partner!

About Lighthouse Labs:

The full time web development program at Lighthouse Labs transforms passionate people from coding hobbyist to professional developer.

Our industry driven-curriculum and rigorous education standards have resulted in an over 95% employment rate for our graduates in the field.

Learn more at

February 20 @ 17:30
5:30 pm — 7:30 pm (2h)

737 Fort Street, BC, Canada, Sendwithus, Victoria