Building Inclusive Open Source Communities

Building Inclusive Open Source Communities

Talk I gave at the Drupal Vienna meetup about creating a welcoming and inclusive Open Source community for people to contribute to.

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April 12, 2017
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  1. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Building inclusive Open Source

    communities
  2. Hi, I’m Laura. artist, web developer Travis Foundation Rails Girls

    Summer of Code @alicetragedy
  3. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Diversity

  4. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Diversity merriam-webster.com “the condition

    of having or being composed of differing elements; variety.”
  5. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Diversity: why should we

    care?
  6. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 teams with ethnic diversity

    are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean
  7. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 teams with gender diversity

    are 15% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean
  8. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Diversity: why should we

    care? diversity is something you want in a team
  9. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Diversity: why should we

    care? Decentralisation, freedom and democracy can only happen within a truly diverse community
  10. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 The canary in the

    coal mine
  11. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 The canary in the

    coal mine “the canary in the coal mine” is used to describe a being that is so sensitive to its hostile environment that it becomes an indicator of danger
  12. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Women in tech are

    the canary in the coal mine. Normally when the canary in the coal mine starts dying you know the environment is toxic and you should get the hell out. Instead, the tech industry is looking at the canary, wondering why it can’t breathe, saying “Lean in, canary. Lean in!” When one canary dies they get a new one because getting more canaries is how you fix the lack of canaries, right? Except the problem is that there isn’t enough oxygen in the coal mine, not that there are too few canaries. Kate Heddleston
  13. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Inclusion

  14. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

  15. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is design.
  16. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is UX and UI.
  17. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is marketing.
  18. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is community.
  19. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is project management.
  20. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is testing.
  21. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is translation.
  22. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Different types of contributions

    Open Source is documentation.
  23. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy My first contribution

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  26. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 My situation was special.

  27. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea

    of contributing to Open Source software so scary?
  28. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea

    of contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open
  29. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea

    of contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open Impostor syndrome is real
  30. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea

    of contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open Impostor syndrome is real The community can seem or feel hostile
  31. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Why is the idea

    of contributing to Open Source software so scary? Open Source Software is open Impostor syndrome is real The community can seem or feel hostile
  32. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy Being an inclusive maintainer

  33. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Don’t forget where you came from
  34. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Make your project accessible
  35. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Make your project welcoming
  36. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Add (and enforce) a Code of Conduct.
  37. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Write clear, well-defined issues
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  39. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Reward your contributors
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  42. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Communicate (but don’t over-promise)
  43. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Communicate early
  44. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    ...But don’t communicate too early
  45. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Be a mentor
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  48. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Give people (some) control
  49. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Being an inclusive maintainer

    Set clear boundaries for yourself
  50. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 It’s not the canary,

    it’s the coal mine
  51. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 It’s not the canary,

    it’s the coal mine It won’t happen overnight — give yourself time
  52. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy If it’s not diverse,

    it’s broken – Lena Reinhard
  53. Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 @alicetragedy If it’s not inclusive,

    it’s broken
  54. @alicetragedy Drupal Vienna Meetup, April 2017 Questions?

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