17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK
Taylor Barnett

Taylor Barnett
Developer Evangelist, Keen IO

Website | @taylor_atx

Taylor Barnett is an Austinite and developer who loves helping build inclusive communities. Taylor is on the Community team at Keen IO, 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 also strives to help Keen IO become a better corporate open source citizen. Taylor was introduced to developer communities while studying computer science at the University of Texas at Austin. She helped create an early student hackathon 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, Taylor mentors multiple student hacker organizations and their members. She was one of the founding members of the Women Who Code Austin chapter, where she is currently an organizer and helps mentor members.


16:55–17:35 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Collaboration and community
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Taylor Barnett (Keen IO)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
While it's not easy to talk about, exploring privilege is necessary if we want to make sure open source is truly open for everyone. Taylor Barnett explores a number of sources of privilege, including axes of identity like race and gender and factors such as family responsibilities, financial resources, and the luxury of free time, and considers how they can affect participation in open source. Read more.