DY17 - Who were the speakers?

Wednesday 29th November 2017 by Rick Chadwick in 2017

We had 16 speakers taking to the stage at Dot York 2017, each giving a 10 minute talk and taking part in a panel which (loosely) covered a topic.

Of the 16:

  • 10 are Female, 6 are Male
  • 6 live or work in Yorkshire
    • 4 from elsewhere in the North
    • 1 from the midlands
    • 4 from the South
    • 1 from Scotland
  • 7 came through our call for speakers process

We had:

  • 7 Directors/Founders/CEO’s/Heads of ‘Things’
  • 4 Freelancers
  • 7 Speakers working as Designers
  • 5 working as Developers

Previously

Over the past 4 Dot York conferences, we’ve welcomed 48 different speakers, covering a (really) wide variety of topics. The stats above just relate to the 2017 event but, that made us curious about how that relates to previous years:

  • 53% of talks came from Males, 47% from Females
  • 20% were from York and a further 12% from the rest of Yorkshire
    • 14% from the rest of the North
    • 38% from the rest of England
    • 12% from the rest of the UK
    • and 1 person from the USA

Of those:

  • 17 of the speakers were designers (35%)
  • 18 were developers (38%)
  • 57% were Freelancers/Small Business Owners
  • 24% held senior-level positions
  • 20% representated large companies including Google, the BBC, Sky, Raspberry Pi, the Co-op and more

And of course, in that time we’ve had 2 hosts. Jonic in 2014 and Scott for the past three conferences.

Make of that what you will, stats are stats, just thought we’d share :)

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