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Monday, October 22 • 11:15 - 11:55
Building Inclusive Open Source Communities - Laura Gaetano, Travis Foundation

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Tech has a diversity problem: marginalised people are being pushed out of the industry; their voices and experiences are erased. Open Source is particularly bad, with too few contributors who aren’t white, male, cisgender and able-bodied.

What if things were different? What if we could create spaces that are welcoming, where we show empathy and compassion? What if those qualities could reflect in our work, ultimately helping us create better software?

In this talk, you will hear stories of first-time contributions, successful examples in supporting and mentoring newcomers, and find out steps you can take as an Open Source contributor or maintainer to make your community more inclusive.

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Laura Gaetano

Manager, Travis Foundation
Laura is a manager at Travis Foundation and the organiser of Rails Girls Summer of Code – a 3-month scholarship program to support women and non-binary people in the Open Source community. With a background in the visual arts and a non-traditional career path, she landed in tech... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 11:15 - 11:55 BST
Harris I & II, Level 1