Leveraging AI to empower all developers at GitHub Universe 2023

By admin
In

just a few days
DATE

, our global community of developers will come together for GitHub

Universe
PRODUCT

. The

annual
DATE

conference includes an in-person experience at

the Yerba Buena Center
ORG

for the Arts in

San Francisco
GPE

as well as a free virtual experience. We’ve included accessibility in the planning process from the very beginning and we simply can’t wait to welcome all developers, including developers with disabilities, for

two days
DATE

of learning and fun!

GitHub Universe accessibility plans include:

Reserved seating for in-person presentations

ASL transcription for broadcast streams and as requested for in-person attendees

Real-time transcription in

English
LANGUAGE

for most sessions, and a limited number of assistive listening devices for in-person presentations

Real-time translation in

four
CARDINAL

languages (

English
LANGUAGE

,

Spanish
LANGUAGE

,

Brazilian
NORP


Portuguese
NORP

and

French
NORP

) available on broadcasted sessions

Advanced access to menus in a digital format

Quiet space


Mother’s Room

Designated
WORK_OF_ART

service animal relief area

Do you have additional accessibility needs beyond those listed above? Please share those needs in the appropriate field during registration or email us at [email protected]. If you’re attending in-person, stop by the

Accessibility
ORG

booth for GitHub accessibility swag! The Accessibility booth will be located near the Registration booth at the

Mission Street
FAC

entrance.

Welcoming special guests

We are particularly excited to welcome students from

AccessComputing
EVENT

to GitHub Universe

this year
DATE

. AccessComputing is a

National Science Foundation
ORG

-funded Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance that works to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing education and careers. GitHub is proud to be an industry partner and we are thrilled to strengthen that partnership during

two days
DATE

of learning and networking with students at GitHub

Universe
PRODUCT

.

Showcasing accessibility

GitHub

Universe
ORG

will include several sessions that focus on accessibility. Here are a few you don’t want to miss:

Check out the complete list of sessions that include the topic of accessibility here.

Empowering all developers with AI

As we consider how to improve the developer experience with

AI
ORG

, we work to include upper case “A” Accessibility for developers with disabilities. However, we are also excited about the lowercase “a” accessibility aspect of an AI-powered developer experience that lowers barriers and democratizes coding. As a result, more developers with disabilities have the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of our discipline and realize the benefits of AI-powered gains in developer productivity and happiness. They also have the opportunity to leverage AI in unique and personal ways. For example,

Anton Mirhorodchenko
PERSON

, a developer with

Cerebral Palsy
ORG

, realizes his potential using AI.

Here are a few must-see sessions that showcase how AI can empower all developers:

Check out the complete list of sessions that include the topic of AI here.

Wrapping up

Our vision for the future of software development includes an AI-powered experience that boosts developer productivity and happiness. We want every single developer to be a part of that future. Join us at GitHub Universe to learn more!