WordPress & Problem of Diversity - Maziar Firuzmand

WordPress & Problem of Diversity - Maziar Firuzmand

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WordCamp Catania

September 21, 2019
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity With A Case-Study of Artbees

    Maziar Firuzmand Co-founder & Product Designer at Artbees WordCamp Catania 2019
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    Maziar Firuzmand WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania

    2019 Co-founder & Product Designer at Artbees @antialiasfactry
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    What are we not going to talk about today? WordPress

    & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Promote a company or its products
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    What are we going to talk about today? WordPress &

    Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 A Contemporary Common Creepy Callous problem!
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Man

    is the subject, woman is the Other “ ” The Second Sex (1975)
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Whereas

    man’s experience is central and absolute, woman’s is perceived as inessential, alien and negative.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 De

    Beauvoir believed the Other to be a fundamental category of human thought.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 The

    human mind bears an innate hostility to other consciousnesses.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 The

    Self characterizes anything which is not identical with itself as ‘an inessential, negatively characterized object’.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Jacques

    Lacan 3 The Ego in Freud’s Theory (1954)
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Sometime

    between the age of 6 and 18 months, the infant is able to recognize its own image in a mirror...
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 “That

    image is me..” https://www.flickr.com/photos/crimfants/
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Thessaloniki 20 WordPress

    & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 18 Thus, the formation of an I concept, the ego occurs.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 In

    other words in order for the ego to be a subject, it must internalize a principle of otherness as a consequence of its own desire to be a desiring subject.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Because

    of the self/other binary all of our knowledge and actions are rooted in some set of interests that cause the subjects of class, gender, ethnicity & race.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Fascism

    Author: Voice of America: Learning English / 1992 And this is what causes
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Gender

    Inequality https://unsplash.com/photos/eY7ioRbk2sY
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 So

    with ‘Otherness’ defined, what is diversity?
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Diversity

    dismantles the self/other binary and its products. https://unsplash.com/photos/WNXujnXfK7I
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Diversity

    includes everything that we are and that we are not. https://unsplash.com/photos/Tn224epst1E
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Gender

    https://unsplash.com/photos/pMW4jzELQCw Religion Race Age Disability Languages Socio-economic Status Cultural Backgrounds
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 A

    few remarks on WordPress & Diversity
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 69

    countries Distributed Company 821 employees 84 Languages
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 “We

    see inclusion as the ongoing, conscious effort to celebrate difference and welcome people of differing backgrounds and life experiences, whether they’re current or prospective employees, partners, or users of our software.” From Diversity and Inclusion page Automattic website
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    “Educate yourself about diversity. Help make accessible and localized products

    and projects”. WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 In

    2014, Automattic started to work on facilitating spaces for discussions about diversity at Automattic.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Andrea

    Middleton Community organizer on the WordPress Open Source Project “When WordPress events are more diverse, the WordPress project gets more diverse which makes WordPress better for more people.” wordpress.tv
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Jill

    Binder founder & leader of Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Workshop. > Held in 17 cities > 32 have been trained > 53 have expressed interest in 24 countries. jillbinder.com
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 WordPress

    is on the right track pursuing a world without ‘Others’.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 This

    is more important on the context of 2019 where you see waves of nationalism, ethnic and religious hate and sexualized discourses are creeping across almost all countries in the world.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 An

    independent diversity team in Make WordPress
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Yoast

    Diversity Fund Program pledges a minimum of €25,000 each year to support diversity of speakers at a given conference. A round of applause!
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Artbees

    was founded in 2010 by 3 non-American non- White non-techies!
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Icon

    Designer & Performing Arts Graduate Graphic Designer & Cartoonist Web Developer & Medical School Dropout
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 kicked

    off our work from an abandoned apartment Garage
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 We

    began with massive freebie contribution to Deviantart. Graphic design assets, actions, icons, you name it.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Our

    contributions quickly gained momentum landing spots in several designs blogs such as. Smashing Magazine.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Our

    first WordPress attempts were all failed. Rejected one after the other by Themeforest.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 In

    July 2013 after months of work and barely a pizza a day we could finally submit Jupiter WP to Themeforest.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 During

    years we have been subject to different levels of discrimination and prejudice
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 because

    of factors such as nationality, religion and non-tech backgrounds of its founders.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Artbees

    now has about 150000 users and offices in Turkey, Germany and US.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 Our

    25 team members are from different countries across the globe. Turkey, Canada, Russia, Morocco, Columbia, US, Ukraine, India, Philippines & more.
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 We

    have 7 female members from development to support to HR and marketing.
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    Artbees evolved as a product of diversity in a world

    where diversity is not much tolerated. WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 A

    place for people of different colors, genders, religions, tastes & backgrounds
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    WordPress & Problem of Diversity | WordCamp Catania 2019 We

    emerged in a world where we were ‘Others’ and tried to make a company where ‘Other’ does not exist.