Building Inclusive Open Source Communities

Building Inclusive Open Source Communities

A talk given at ReasonConf Vienna

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alicetragedy

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

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

    Girls Summer of Code @alicetragedy
  3. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy Why am I here today?

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  5. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Community

  6. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Community Empathy

  7. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Community Empathy Support

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

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  10. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy Open Source

  11. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Social justice and education Open Source

  12. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Social justice and education Contributing to

    existing projects Open Source
  13. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Social justice and education Contributing to

    existing projects Finding like-minded people Open Source
  14. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Open Source is great, but…

  15. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Open Source is white, male, cisgendered

    Open Source is great, but…
  16. @alicetragedy 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.”
  17. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 ”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.“
  18. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Open Source is white, male, cisgendered

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

    Open Source relies on privilege Open Source is biased Open Source is great, but…
  20. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy On privilege

  21. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 “In the role-playing game known as

    The Real World, ‘Straight White Male’ is the lowest difficulty setting there is.”
  22. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Unpacking the invisible knapsack

  23. @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.”
  24. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 safety

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

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

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

  28. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Flickr auto-tagging Bias, prejudice, and the

    tech industry
  29. Photo by Corey Deshon/Flickr

  30. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Flickr auto-tagging The soap dispenser Bias,

    prejudice, and the tech industry
  31. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Flickr auto-tagging The soap dispenser The

    Vero manifesto Bias, prejudice, and the tech industry
  32. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 “[…] users who have your phone

    number in their address book get an alert that you’ve joined Vero”
  33. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 “[…] users who have your number

    can send you a Connect Request even if you have turned Connect Requests off.”
  34. @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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  36. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Flickr auto-tagging The soap dispenser The

    Vero manifesto Smartphone dimensions Bias, prejudice, and the tech industry
  37. Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse / Unsplash

  38. @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%).
  39. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy And now?

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

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

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

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

    your project accessible Make your project welcoming Add (and enforce) a Code of Conduct
  48. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy Making your community more inclusive

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

    your privilege
  50. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Making your community more inclusive Beware

    of ableist language and linguistic micro aggressions
  51. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Making your community more inclusive Avoid

    using ableist language
  52. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Making your community more inclusive Don’t

    use the word “normal” when what you mean is “like me”.
  53. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Making your community more inclusive Find

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

    technology to your advantage
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  56. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Making your community more inclusive diversity

    isn’t just white women
  57. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Making mistakes

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

  59. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Don’t justify yourself Open Source is

    great, but…
  60. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Don’t make it about you Open

    Source is great, but…
  61. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Learn from it Open Source is

    great, but…
  62. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Move on Open Source is great,

    but…
  63. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy

  64. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy Open Source is about people

  65. ReasonConf, May 2018 @alicetragedy Towards a more compassionate web

  66. @alicetragedy ReasonConf, May 2018 Thank you.

  67. bit.ly/rgsoc-campaign-2018

  68. @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