Alberto Roca

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Alberto Roca

DiverseScholar

Biography

Diversity advocate and social entreprenuer who also explores bioinformatics and open science. My DiverseScholar non-profit catalyzes diversity among academic faculty and the science/tech workforce. I’m Editor of the STEM diversity portal MinorityPostdoc.org. I also write and edit articles for my DiverseScholar e-magazine; and, relevant ones for the tech community are:
Opportunities in Open Source at the Tapia Conference
A #MinorityImmersion Solution to Disrupt #TechDisparities
Redefining Bilingual at #LATISM13: the Power of Learning to Code.
Here are links to my 2015 OSBridge and SACNAS talks on Open Source and Open Science, respectively. Finally, I’m a very active micro-blogger using Twitter to curate many STEM diversity events. See my Storify archives such as these on the 2014 Boston and 2015 Portland AlterConf sessions.

Open Source Bridge 2016 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this user

* Diversity in Open Source

Let's share ideas, challenges, and solutions for the goal of diversity in the Open Source Software community.
Birds of a Feather session 2016-04-12 19:30:49 +0000
Alberto Roca, Tara Horn

Open Source Bridge 2015 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this user

* Diversity in Open Source

Let's share ideas, challenges, and solutions for the goal of diversity in the Open Source community.
Birds of a Feather session 2015-03-06 21:21:54 +0000
Alberto Roca

Open Source Bridge 2015

Sessions for this user

* Catalyzing Diversity: Practical Advice for Navigating Minority STEM Communities to Open Up Open Source

How can Open Source Software projects attract minorities? Come to learn practical strategies to implement your diversity goals into actionable outreach efforts. We will describe ways to tap into minority STEM communities that exist both online and in meatspace. The former include Tweet chats and hashtags used by people of color who are enthusiasts of science (like #BLACKandSTEM) and tech (like #LATISM). The live events include annual conferences of minority students and professionals such as the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.
Culture
Alberto Roca, Shauna Gordon-McKeon