In the Trenches of Open Source Culture: The Node.js Inclusivity Working Group*
The goal of this working group strikes deep at the heart of problems in open source software. We hear the stories of contentious and dramatic flare-ups, but not the day to day work people do to make things better. Come learn what it's like and what it takes to make a difference in OSS culture.
Node.js is a highly successful project with one of the better cultures in open source. It still has many areas that need improvement though, as evident by the lack of diversity in the collaborator base.
The Node.js Inclusivity Working Group’s goal is to address the culture issues in the project, and improve diversity of collaborators. In our short existence, we have learned a lot about working in a project with differing views on culture.
Hear the story of how and why the group formed, challenges we’ve faced along the way, and strategies we’ve discovered for effecting change in large projects.
nodejs, inclusivity, diversity, harassment
I have been speaking at conferences for about two years now. Here are a few select talks I've given:
Robots Conf 2014: "Electronic Fundamentals Survey":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ90Gj1lR5E
JS.LA June 2015: "Successfully Hacking in Your Spare Time":https://vimeo.com/131993092
JSConf EU 2015: "The Risks and Rewards of Getting Involved, and How to Do It":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcPCAYpgB7k
I have not given this talk before.
- Title: API Design Through the Lens of Photography
- Track: Theory
- Room: B302/303
- Time: 4:45 – 5:30pm
To be successful in photography and API design, you must first understand the constraints of the medium, both technical and non-technical. Learning how to work within constraints and finding your own style are critical to being a successful photographer and API designer.
- Speakers: Bryan Hughes