Carmen Bremen, Freelance/Developer - NeoShops

Carmen Bremen lives and works in small Cologne and on the big internet. She got to know Magento in 2010 and has not given it back since. Or vice versa. She works as a freelancer for shop owners and agencies.


Carmen Bremen writes about insights and encounters from her work with Magento and the community on her blog And when she's not doing all that, she collects running miles and books.







How Diverse is Diversity?


Why is diversity so important to us? From a psychological point of view, people actually try to avoid complexity. It is easier to move in familiar and simple patterns. So can you really judge people for what they do when they react to change with fear or prejudice? When people intermingle, it takes more than just being asked to be nice to each other now. This process needs guidance and patience. A "come to us" is a good start, but it is just a beginning.


How well has the Magento world done that? The second part of the talk is therefore about the experiences women have had in the Magento world. A survey brought amazing results. Both female developers and non-developers reported about their experiences in teams where women are still often in the minority.


Who is boss, who is colleague, who is woman or man: it's worth listening to what experiences have been made and to think for yourself what you would have answered to these questions we asked.