Diversity in Open Source Communities

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

This talk is about "Why diversity is important part of open source communities culture. How to make your Open Source project and community diverse and inclusive, so that everyone feels good about joining. Different ways to be more inclusive and welcoming."

Description

A Diverse community welcomes and encourages participation by everyone. Open Source communities should be based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and Diversity helps community members live up to these principles. We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.

Diversity recognizes that there are specific attributes that are used to discriminate against people. In alphabetical order, some of these attributes include (but are not limited to): age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, politics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and subculture. No matter how you identify yourself or how others perceive you: Open Source community welcomes you. A diverse community welcomes contributions from everyone as long as they interact constructively with in community.

This talk is about “Why diversity is important part of open source communities culture. How to make your Open Source project and community diverse and inclusive, so that everyone feels good about joining. Different ways to be more inclusive and welcoming.”

Speaking experience

My Talks
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1. Flock 2014, Prague - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4WNZRcPx1o
2. DevCONF, Brno - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHpzsrEQTQQ
3. FOSSASIA, Singapore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxFyWWAk2Vs
4. Fedora Women Day, Pune - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWD_Pune
5. Flock, 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0EMGovSnc&feature=youtu.be
Flock, 2016

Speaker

  • Me1

    Biography

    I am a Senior Quality Engineer at Red Hat, working for 6 years now. I am responsible for Quality Assurance and testing of Red Hat Directory Server (389). I am a Fedora and Open Source Software enthusiast and contribute to various projects in different ways. I am one of the founder and key member of fedora diversity team. I spoke about QA and diversity at many conferences. I regularly write for the Fedora Magazine and blog at http://whatamithinks.wordpress.com/.