Diversity in Open Source: No Longer at Square One

Marina Zhurakhinskaya (13.Jul.2017 at 09:45, 30 min)
Keynote at OpenWest Conference 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Open source overall remains remarkably undiverse, with the latest GitHub survey finding about 3% women contributors, but communities that are making an effort to improve diversity are seeing results. Learn about several major efforts over the last seven years that have had an impact: Outreachy, the Ada Initiative, Python community outreach, the Women in Open Source Award sponsored by Red Hat, and the Open Source Day and Track at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Hear about emerging trends, such as efforts being made to reach people from a broader set of underrepresented backgrounds and the establishment of paid positions and consulting opportunities for people working to improve diversity and inclusion in open source. You will leave with a good grasp of the history of diversity efforts in open source and inspiration to connect with at least one of them!

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Rating: 5 of 5

17.Jul.2017 at 15:37 by Deb Nicholson (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Lots of great information for folks who want to plug in and support diversity work but don't know where to start or what's out there. Plus some good news on progress that's been made in the last few years!

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