female speakers @ tech conferences

As a generalist software geek in Australia/NZ, there is not a lot of choice when it comes to conferences. One advantage of the limited menu we have is that it is relatively easy to track trends of the available conferences over time and one such trend I am particularly interested in is how many female speakers get an opportunity to present at these conferences.

Disclaimer: Gender presence is only one form of diversity to consider and the approach I’ve used is unscientific and assuming a gender binary world, but I hope you find this information useful even with the shortcomings in my method.

Conferences tracked
73
Biggest recent improver
1st Conf
+36%
2016 -> 2017
Average f:m%
27%
Average f:m% (2018)
43%
Last added
Container Camp (2018)
14%
f:m
who
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where
added
1
67%
CSS Conf Melbourne (2018)
63Melbourne, Australia
4 months ago
2
58%
Code Mania (2016)
75Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
3
57%
1st Conf (2017)
129Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
4
56%
JS Conf Melbourne (2016)
54Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
5
53%
RubyConf (2018)
109Sydney, Australia
3 months ago
6
53%
Webstock (2016)
109Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
7
52%
Webstock (2018)
1110Wellington, New Zealand
3 months ago
8
52%
Webstock (2017)
1110Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
9
52%
Voxxed Days (2018)
1211Melbourne, Australia
2 months ago
10
50%
Kiwi Ruby (2017)
55Wellington, New Zealand
3 months ago
11
50%
Code Mania (2015)
66Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
12
45%
Webstock (2012)
911Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
13
44%
JS Conf Melbourne (2018)
79Melbourne, Australia
4 months ago
14
43%
1st Conf (2018)
1520Melbourne, Australia
3 months ago
15
42%
Buzz Conf (2016)
1014Ballan, Victoria, Australia
7 months ago
16
42%
Code Mania (2017)
57Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
17
38%
Agile Australia (2017)
2643Sydney, Australia
2 years ago
18
38%
Web Directions Code (2016)
610Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
19
37%
RubyConf (2016)
1017Gold Coast, Australia
1 year ago
20
37%
Webstock (2014)
712Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
21
36%
Webstock (2015)
814Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
22
36%
RubyConf (2017)
1018Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
23
35%
RubyConf (2015)
815Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
24
33%
YOW (2016)
1326Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
25
33%
Web Directions Code (2017)
612Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
26
32%
YOW West (2017)
715Perth, Australia
2 years ago
27
32%
Buzz Conf (2017)
715Ballan, Victoria, Australia
7 months ago
28
31%
LAST (2017)
51112Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
29
31%
Agile Australia (2016)
1943Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
30
28%
YOW (2017)
1128Melbourne, Australia
5 months ago
31
26%
1st Conf (2015)
720Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
32
25%
Code Mania (2014)
39Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
33
25%
Buzz Conf (2015)
618Ballan, Victoria, Australia
7 months ago
34
25%
LAST (2016)
33100Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
35
23%
Linux.conf.au (2018)
36118Sydney, Australia
4 months ago
36
23%
ScaleConf (2017)
310Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
37
23%
Webstock (2013)
517Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
38
22%
DevOps Days (2016)
27Sydney, Australia
1 year ago
39
22%
LAST (2015)
1968Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
40
21%
Agile Australia (2015)
1555Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
41
21%
1st Conf (2016)
623Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
42
21%
Agile Australia (2014)
1350Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
43
20%
DevOps Days (2017)
28Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
44
20%
JS Conf Melbourne (2014)
28Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
45
20%
Code Mania (2013)
28Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
46
19%
Webstock (2011)
417Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
47
18%
YOW (2015)
731Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
48
18%
YOW (2014)
836Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
49
18%
Web Directions Code (2013)
418Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
50
18%
LAST (2013)
1254Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
51
17%
YOW Lambda Jam (2014)
210Brisbane, Australia
2 years ago
52
17%
Compose Conference (2017)
210Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
53
17%
DevOps Days (2016)
210Wellington, New Zealand
1 year ago
54
17%
LAST (2014)
1155Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
55
16%
Web Directions Code (2014)
316Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
56
15%
Compose Conference (2016)
211Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
57
15%
ScaleConf (2016)
211Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
58
15%
Web Directions Code (2015)
317Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
59
14%
Webstock (2010)
318Wellington, New Zealand
2 years ago
60
14%
Container Camp (2018)
319Melbourne, Australia
4 weeks ago
61
12%
YOW West (2014)
323Perth, Australia
2 years ago
62
11%
RubyConf (2014)
325Sydney, Australia
1 year ago
63
9%
Code Mania (2012)
110Auckland, New Zealand
1 year ago
64
9%
DevOps Days (2014)
110Brisbane, Australia
1 year ago
65
9%
YOW Lambda Jam (2017)
221Brisbane, Australia
2 years ago
66
8%
YOW (2013)
334Melbourne, Australia
2 years ago
67
7%
YOW West (2016)
228Perth, Australia
2 years ago
68
6%
YOW West (2015)
232Perth, Australia
2 years ago
69
4%
YOW Lambda Jam (2016)
123Brisbane, Australia
2 years ago
70
0%
DevOps Days (2015)
09Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
71
0%
DevOps Days (2013)
07Melbourne, Australia
1 year ago
72
0%
YOW Lambda Jam (2015)
032Brisbane, Australia
2 years ago
73
0%
YOW Lambda Jam (2013)
013Brisbane, Australia
2 years ago

Legend
0% >= diversity < 10%
10% >= diversity < 20%
20% >= diversity < 30%
30% >= diversity < 40%
40% >= diversity < 50%
>= 50% diversity ≤ 100%
11 confs >= 50%5 confs >= 40%13 confs >= 30%16 confs >= 20%17 confs >= 10%11 confs < 10%# Confs by Diversity Group