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Monday, October 28 • 16:20 - 16:55
Diversity and Inclusion in Free & Open Source Software - Jona Azizaj, Kiwi.com & Kristi Progri, GNOME

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Diversity & inclusion is very important especially for free & open source community, because:
- People in tech nowadays are hired to a big part because of their open source contributions. To improve the balance there, the free & open source software community is an important starting point.
- More diverse teams make for more innovation and serving users better than homogenous teams.
- Diverse open source projects are more welcoming and friendly towards new contributors, encouraging learning and collaboration.

We are building http://opensourcediversity.org to collect the projects and resources in this field. It is aimed at maintainers and contributors of open source projects who want to improve, as well as people from underrepresented groups who are interested in free & open source software but don’t know where to start.

This talk is a showcase of the different initiatives for diversity & inclusion existing in open source, and a start for discussion where we can improve more.

Speakers
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Jona Azizaj

Community Advocate, Kiwi.com
Jona is an open source enthusiast from Albania. Being part of Open Labs, the first hackerspace that promotes free software in Tirana, she started to contribute to open source. Since then Jona has been part of different communities including Fedora, LibreOffice, Nextcloud etc. She... Read More →
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Kristi Progri

Program Coordinator, GNOME
Program Coordinator at GNOME, Mozilla Tech Speaker, STEM-inist and proudly promoting Diversity and Inclusion in FLOSS


Monday October 28, 2019 16:20 - 16:55
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