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Molly de Blanc - Panel discussion: "Diversity & Inclusion: Innovating to create a consistent definition, data and metrics"

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jul 23, 2018 04:39 PM
Vancouver, Canada
When Aug 30, 2018

from 10:50 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Vancouver, Canada

Free Software Foundation campaigns manager Molly de Blanc will speaking on the panel "Diversity & Inclusion: Innovating to create a consistent definition, data and metrics" at OSSNA (2018-08-29–31). Matt Germonprez (CHAOSS, University of Nebraska at Omaha) will be moderating the panel.

The health of communities is essential in ensuring a strong future for the tech industry. Diversity and inclusion are core ingredients, yet a representation gap persists. Metrics, driven by research and data, help pinpoint areas that we can address together to shrink this gap and improve community health. In this session, the panelists will reveal the latest numbers, pairing results from ongoing OpenStack diversity research and analysis of four community surveys between 2003 and 2017. We’ll quantify the ways the open source community has evolved, highlight more diverse aspects of the community, areas where we’re not doing as well as we’d like, and how we can do better. We’ll also talk about the progress of the CHAOSS Project’s Diversity and Inclusion Work Group in innovating to create a consistent definition, data and metrics to encourage diverse talent, perspectives and contributions across communities, and what’s next. In addition, we’ll explore software advancements to support diversity research and metrics. Join us for an interactive discussion, share your input, and find out how you can participate!

The panel will be nontechnical and the public is encouraged to attend.

Location: room 121, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada

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