The Code Manifesto: Empowering Our Community

The Code Manifesto: Empowering Our Community

Slide Deck from Talk given at Laracon EU Aug 2014

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Kayla Daniels

August 30, 2014
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  1. THE CODE MANIFESTO Empowering our community CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  2. WHOAMI Kayla Daniels @kayladnls PHP Developer Mommy Foodie CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  3. WHAT TO EXPECT? • Community, equality, diversity, respect. • What’s

    the problem? • Why does it matter? • What can I do? CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  4. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

  5. — Kayla Daniels, Laracon NY, 2014 “The industry I work

    in is not the industry I want to work in.” CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  6. IN A NUTSHELL Our industry is grossly lacking in diversity.

    ! The minority members in our communities are often filtered out through disrespect or overt aggression. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  7. IT’S TWO FOLD. • Pipeline • Culture Lacking Diversity Being

    Filtered Out CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  8. PIPELINE

  9. “Figures from the Computing Research Association Taulbee Survey indicate that

    less than 12% of Computer Science bachelor's degrees were awarded to women at US PhD- granting institutions in 2010-11.” CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  10. TWITTER

  11. FACEBOOK

  12. GOOGLE

  13. APPLE

  14. LINKED IN

  15. YAHOO

  16. BUT, ARE THESE THE PROBLEMS, OR THE SYMPTOMS? CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  17. LET’S GO FARTHER BACK LEGOS! HOW FAR BACK? CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  18. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  19. Legos and other building blocks help build spatial reasoning and

    problem solving skills. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  20. We are conditioning our youth, from a very young age,

    in ways that most of us don’t realize. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  21. CULTURE 21

  22. TWO KINDS OF DISCRIMINATION CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  23. • Disgusting, deplorable, dangerous. • Usually easy to spot. •

    Death threats, rape threats, hate speech. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  24. • Insidious, ingrained • Nearly impossible to spot • Also,

    difficult to explain CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  25. THINGS YOU HEAR AS A GIRL DEVELOPER

  26. “You’re a developer?! And a Girl?! You’re a unicorn!!” CODEMANIFESTO.COM

    @codemanifesto
  27. “You’re the first woman I’ve worked with. I’m impressed by

    how competent you are” CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  28. “You’re a pretty good coder, for a girl.” CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  29. “Girl’s don’t like to solve problems.”

  30. “Girls make great front end developers, because they like to

    make things pretty.”
  31. WHY DOES IT MATTER?

  32. WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  33. WHAT WE DO, IS MAGIC. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  34. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  35. YEAH, MAGIC. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  36. • Our jobs offer more flexibility than most. • Very

    good pay. • High demand. HOW PRIVILEGED ARE WE? CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  37. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO TELL OUR KIDS? CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  38. INVISIBLE MINORITIES CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  39. I SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION AND BI-POLAR DISORDER. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #hackTheStigma

  40. YOU DON’T KNOW THE STRUGGLE SOMEONE HAD TO GO THROUGH,

    TO GET WHERE THEY ARE. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  41. IMPOSTOR SYNDROME • The feeling that you’re faking it. •

    Any successes you have had are due to luck. • You don’t really know what you’re doing. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  42. IMPOSTOR SYNDROME • Studies show this is more prevalent and

    more intense in women and persons of color. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  43. “WORTH IT” SCALE CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto PROS CONS Magic! Passion! Learning!

    Problem solving! Disrespect Exhaustion Harassment Self Doubt
  44. WOMEN LEAVE OUR INDUSTRY AT NEARLY TWO TIMES THE RATE

    OF MEN. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  45. WHAT CAN WE DO TO FIX IT?

  46. THIS IS NOT A WOMAN PROBLEM. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  47. THIS IS NOT A MINORITY PROBLEM. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  48. THIS IS NOT A MAN PROBLEM. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  49. THIS IS AN EVERYONE PROBLEM. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  50. WE ALL SUFFER FROM IT. WE CAN ALL HELP FIX

    IT. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  51. ANTI-SOLUTIONS • A lot like anti-patterns. • Look or sound

    good. • Don’t actually solve the problem. • Might cause more harm than good. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  52. • Shiny Unicorn Syndrome • Kiddie Gloves • “Girl-ify” Programming.

    • Quotas are bad, mmkay? ANTI-SOLUTIONS CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  53. YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A MINORITY TO EMPOWER MINORITIES.

    CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  54. • Advocacy, empowerment, encouragement. • Achieve these things through earnest

    engagement, not condescension. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  55. THE CODE MANIFESTO

  56. THE CODE MANIFESTO • Values, not actions. • Seven values

    • Two major themes: Respect, Giving back. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  57. DISCRIMINATION LIMITS US CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #1

  58. • Immediately disqualifying more than half of the population is

    nothing short of insane. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  59. This includes discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual

    orientation, gender identity, age, nationality and any other arbitrary exclusion of a group of people.
  60. BOUNDARIES HONOR US CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #2

  61. • Boundaries are healthy, and everyone’s are different. • Remember

    that, and if brought to your attention, heed it. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  62. WE ARE OUR BIGGEST ASSET CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #3

  63. • None of us were born masters of our trade.

    Each of us has been helped along the way. Return that favor, when and where you can.
  64. • Write a blog • Answer a question • Make

    a screen cast • Give a talk • Write an open source package.
  65. WE ARE RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #4

  66. • Be mindful that you are the role models of

    tomorrow. • Make yourself a resource to help those that come after you.
  67. RESPECT DEFINES US. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #5

  68. • Treat others as you wish to be treated. •

    Make your discussions, criticisms and debates from a position of respectfulness. • Ask yourself, is it true? Is it necessary? Is it constructive? • Anything less is untolerated.
  69. REACTIONS REQUIRE GRACE CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto #6

  70. None
  71. OKAY • Curiosity • Passion • Love for what you

    do • Taylor Otwell Fandom —(thank you, @cityzenllc) CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  72. NOT OKAY • Hate • Anger • BURN IT WITH

    FIRE CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  73. • Some mistakes are just mistakes. • We all need

    to be able to make mistakes. • Hatred rarely inspires growth. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  74. #7 OPINIONS ARE JUST THAT: OPINIONS CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  75. • Contributed by @artisangoose • “…encourages an environment where people

    understand that every person is different, in more ways than one.” CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  76. SUPPORTING THE CODE MANIFESTO ISN’T ENOUGH. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  77. LIVE IT. REMEMBER IT. KEEP IT TOP OF MIND. CODEMANIFESTO.COM

    @codemanifesto
  78. OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  79. STAND UP NO, LITERALLY EVERY TIME EVERY TIME.

  80. KNOW YOUR OWN BIAS CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  81. OTHER INITIATIVES • PHPWOMEN • @phpwomen • phpwomen.com CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  82. OTHER INITIATIVES • WeDiversi.fi • By Gabi D’Avila. • For

    Companies devoted to diversity. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto
  83. https://joind.in/11695 codemanfesto.com @ kayladnls THANK YOU CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto

  84. POST SCRIPT: Frank is still not famous. CODEMANIFESTO.COM @codemanifesto