Kaya Thomas

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Upcoming Talks

Upcoming talks will be listed here as they are announced.



Past Talks

2020

Swift Techniques for Testing, dotSwift Paris, France

2019

Keynote: Building Meaningful Software, 360iDev Denver Colorado

Launch Your Side Project, Laracon NYC

How I Created ‘We Read Too’, A Mobile Directory of Diverse Books, Codeland NYC

Inclusive and Accessible App Development, UIKonf Germany

Best Practices for Notification Features, iOSCon London

Best Practices for Notification Features, AppDevCon Amsterdam

Launch & Maintain Your Passion Project Without Quitting Your Job, Tech Intersections, Oakland CA

2018

Using Accessibility as the Opportunity to Innovate for Everyone, Swift by Northwest, Portland Oregon

Customizing your Notifications for iOS 12, Try! Swift NYC

Customizing your Notifications for iOS 12, 360iDev Denver Colorado

Implementing a New Diagnostic Tool for Slack Notifications, AltConf San Jose CA

Accessibility at Slack: People, Process & Product, CSUN Assistive Technology Conference San Diego CA

2017

Guest Lecturer for CS180a App Development with Swift, Mills College Oakland CA

We Read Too: Creating a Central Resource for Books by PoC, Affect Conf Portland Oregon

Tech is a Tool, Not a Solution, Flawless Hacks NYC

Creating Apps to Benefit Marginalized Communities, AlterConf San Francisco CA

2016

Keynote, Mount Holyoke College Girls in Tech Conference South Hadley, Massachusetts

Tech as an Equalizer: We Read Too, BookNet Canada Tech Forum Toronto Canada

2015

Consumer to Coder: A Journey of Empowerment and Self-Discovery, Grace Hopper Town Hall Houston TX