Taylor Barnett is an Austinite and developer that loves helping build inclusive communities.
Taylor was introduced to developer communities while studying Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. She helped create an early student hackathon in fall of 2012 and focused on growing the student developer community at UT Austin and at other universities worldwide in an inclusive manner. She was also an early advocate and leader for adopting measures to help increase inclusivity in hackathons. Today, she still mentors multiple student hacker organizations and their members. In 2013, she was one of the founding members of the Women Who Code Austin chapter, where she is currently an organizer and helps mentor members.
Today at Keen IO, Taylor is on the Community team where she tries to be an empathic voice within Documentation and Support, builds fun projects, and helps developers through code, conversations, and high fives. She’s also strives to help Keen IO become a better corporate open source citizen.
Proposals for this user
In many open source communities, privilege is rarely discussed. While it is not an easy topic to talk about, it is an important subject to explore if we want to make sure open source is truly open to everyone. After exploring sources of privilege and learning strategies to deal with it, we can all be better equipped to take action to improve our open source communities for the long run.
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