your community, big or small: - Diversity outreach - The Python Software Foundation has a keen interest in increasing diversity - helps out with funds for PyLadies; has taken control of PyLadies scholarship funding (to help with tax-free donations, etc) - Always seeks out new areas to improve diversity - Helps out with smaller community, like sponsoring small conferences (e.g. Phillipines) - Reaches out to groups like BlackGirlsCode - Supports the Ada initiative - RailsBridge & RailsGirls hosting intro workshops; builds up your language community - Encourage your coworkers, friends, colleagues, community members to speak and get involved - Meetup.com is quite popular in the US - perhaps it could be effective for this local community - Mentor those that are just entering into the industry - Invite everyone to contribute to open source - A great way to get new folks involved is to help with documentation / tutorial writing/improvement. - PyLadiesSF had a sprint w/ the local Django community to improve the tutorial for easy understanding - Consider adapting or asking for a Code of Conduct for a conference, community, event, etc - PyCon CoC - Plone community CoC - PyLadies & DSF CoC in dev - Important: Many folks ask “why is a CoC needed?” - Part of the problem if don’t understand importance; and it’s obviously not for you. - Important because: - negates the excuse “I didn’t know” - offense is in the ear of the listener - goal is make sure everyone has a good experience, to feel safe in the community - Harassment or jokes in poor taste, while if not meant in ill-will, will be heard not only by the person at the harassment/jokes’ expense, but is heard by others. If someone else overhears/sees something said in poor taste, he/she may effectively think it is okay to say or do those things, and it spreads. “Oh this dude just made a ‘make me a sandwich/get in the kitchen’ joke; he’s like me in thinking women belong in the kitchen” and harassment will propagate.