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Building Inclusive Open Source Communities

Building Inclusive Open Source Communities

A talk given at ReasonConf Vienna

alicetragedy

May 12, 2018
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  1. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Building inclusive Open
    Source Communities

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  2. Hi, I’m
    Laura.
    artist, web developer
    Travis Foundation
    ROSSConf
    Rails Girls Summer of Code
    @alicetragedy

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  3. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy
    Why am I here today?

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  4. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Community

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  5. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Community
    Empathy

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  6. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Community
    Empathy
    Support

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  7. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Community
    Empathy
    Support
    Meaningful discussions

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  8. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy
    Open Source

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    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Social justice and education
    Open Source

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    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Social justice and education
    Contributing to existing projects
    Open Source

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  11. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Social justice and education
    Contributing to existing projects
    Finding like-minded people
    Open Source

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  12. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Open Source is great, but…

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  13. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Open Source is white, male, cisgendered
    Open Source is great, but…

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    ReasonConf, May 2018
    “The gender imbalance in open source
    remains profound: 95% of respondents are men;
    just 3% are women and 1% are non-binary.”

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    ”1% of respondents identify as transgender […]
    and 7% identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual,
    or another minority sexual orientation.
    26% are immigrants […] and 16% are
    members of ethnic or national minorities
    in the country where they currently live.“

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  16. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Open Source is white, male, cisgendered
    Open Source relies on privilege
    Open Source is great, but…

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  17. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Open Source is white, male, cisgendered
    Open Source relies on privilege
    Open Source is biased
    Open Source is great, but…

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  18. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy
    On privilege

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  19. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    “In the role-playing game known as
    The Real World, ‘Straight White Male’
    is the lowest difficulty setting there is.”

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  20. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Unpacking the invisible
    knapsack

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  21. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    “I can turn on the television or
    open to the front page of the paper
    and see people of my race widely represented.”

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  22. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    safety

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  23. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    representation in the media

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  24. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    renting a house in a “nice” neighbourhood

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  25. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy
    Bias, prejudice, and
    the tech industry

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    ReasonConf, May 2018
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    Bias, prejudice, and the tech industry

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  27. Photo by Corey Deshon/Flickr

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    The soap dispenser
    Bias, prejudice, and the tech industry

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  29. @alicetragedy
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    Flickr auto-tagging
    The soap dispenser
    The Vero manifesto
    Bias, prejudice, and the tech industry

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  30. @alicetragedy
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    “[…] users who have your phone number
    in their address book get an alert that
    you’ve joined Vero”

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  31. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    “[…] users who have your number can
    send you a Connect Request
    even if you have turned Connect Requests off.”

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  32. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    “[…] we encourage people to present themselves
    as they do in real life.
    This makes it easier for people to find you.”

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  33. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Flickr auto-tagging
    The soap dispenser
    The Vero manifesto
    Smartphone dimensions
    Bias, prejudice, and the tech industry

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  34. Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse / Unsplash

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  35. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Women are more likely than men to encounter
    language or content that makes them feel unwelcome
    (25% vs 15%) as well as stereotyping (12% vs 2%)
    and unsolicited sexual advances (6% vs 3%).

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  36. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy
    And now?

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  37. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Making your project
    more inclusive

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  38. @alicetragedy
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    Making your project more inclusive
    Make your project accessible

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  39. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Making your project more inclusive
    Make your project accessible
    Make your project welcoming

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  40. @alicetragedy
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    Making your project more inclusive
    Make your project accessible
    Make your project welcoming
    Add (and enforce) a Code of Conduct

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  41. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy
    Making your community
    more inclusive

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  42. @alicetragedy
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    Making your community more inclusive
    Leverage your privilege

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  43. @alicetragedy
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    Making your community more inclusive
    Beware of ableist language and
    linguistic micro aggressions

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  44. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Making your community more inclusive
    Avoid using ableist language

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  45. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Making your community more inclusive
    Don’t use the word “normal”
    when what you mean is “like me”.

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  46. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Making your community more inclusive
    Find replacements for ableist words
    s/crazy/unbelievable
    s/lame/ridiculous

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  47. @alicetragedy
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    Making your community more inclusive
    Use technology to your advantage

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  48. @alicetragedy
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    Making your community more inclusive
    diversity isn’t just white women

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  49. @alicetragedy
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    Making mistakes

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    Apologise
    Open Source is great, but…

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  51. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Don’t justify yourself
    Open Source is great, but…

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  52. @alicetragedy
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    Don’t make it about you
    Open Source is great, but…

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  53. @alicetragedy
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    Learn from it
    Open Source is great, but…

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  54. @alicetragedy
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    Move on
    Open Source is great, but…

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    Open Source is
    about people

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    Towards a more
    compassionate web

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  58. @alicetragedy
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    Thank you.

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  59. bit.ly/rgsoc-campaign-2018

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  60. @alicetragedy
    ReasonConf, May 2018
    Resources
    bit.ly/building-inclusive-oss-communities

    bit.ly/check-my-privilege

    bit.ly/coc-faq

    bit.ly/github-oss-survey

    bit.ly/white-privilege-mcintosh

    bit.ly/killing-diversity

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