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Better Together Diversity Networking Lunch (sponsored by Google Cloud)

12:30pm1:45pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: Portland Ballroom
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Sponsored by:
Google Cloud

Open source is only as open as the voices who contribute to its development. Please join us to hear ideas for diversifying the voices in your communities. In addition to time for networking with other attendees, this lunch will feature a brief presentation.

Noncode contributions as a road to diversity

The tech industry has been focusing on increasing its diversity and inclusion efforts by bringing more underrepresented individuals to the community and with an increased focus on new culture practices in open source projects. This year, our main focus aims to be very actionable and tangible: recognizing noncode contributions as a way to boost diversity and inclusion in open source. Last year, we commissioned a study to understand the different archetypes of OSS contributors. In the user to maintainer journey, the first archetype that was defined is the curious persona. They’re people who know or use an open source project and are willing to contribute back to the community; however, they don’t have the know-how, and they often doubt they can add value to a project.

Joana Filipa Bernardo Carrasqueira and Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy dive into all the OSS contributor archetypes and focus on the steps that OSS projects can take to welcome more contributors based on these archetypes. They focus especially on noncode contributions with the goal of sharing stories and best practices on how to implement these recommendations.

Joana Filipa Bernardo Carrasqueira Joana’s main mission is strengthening the Apache community through meaningful programs and events. Her biggest accomplishment in open source was the successful organization of the Beam Summit Europe 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Joana is a pharmacist by training and an open source community enthusiast at heart. She’s a foodie and her main hobby, traveling, has taken her to 48 countries.

Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy Aizhamal loves open source and is a committer to Apache Airflow and a contributor to Apache Beam. She supports building healthy open source communities and focuses on improving contributor experience, advocating for documentation, and recognition of noncode contributions. She loves football (fan of Messi), Latin dances, and baking for her friends and family.

Rachel Roumeliotis (Welcome and introduction) Rachel Roumeliotis is vice president of content strategy at O’Reilly, where she leads an editorial team that covers a wide variety of programming topics ranging from full stack to open source in the enterprise to emerging programming languages. She’s a programming chair of OSCON and the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference. She’s been working in technical publishing for 10 years, acquiring content in many areas including mobile programming, UX, computer security, and AI.

This event is open to OSCON attendees with a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze pass. There’s no need to RSVP. We’ll see you there.

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Suzanne Axtell | Event marketing & diversity
07/16/2019 3:07am PDT

Looking forward to hearing more ideas for supporting diversity in our communities.