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Building and Sustaining Inclusive Communities

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September 27, 2018

Building and Sustaining Inclusive Communities

Inclusivity is a major driver in long-term sustainability, a core tenant of ASF culture and The Apache Way. However, the ASF has traditionally fallen behind other organisations when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion.

This talk will look at the status quo of diversity and inclusion at the ASF, where it is doing well, and where it can learn from other communities and organisations to improve.

Depending on the schedule, part of this talk could be a safe-space Q&A for discussing any questions the audience wouldn’t dare to ask in other circumstances.

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Joan Touzet

September 27, 2018
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  1. Building and Sustaining Inclusive Communities Joan Touzet ❦ https://atypical.net/ ❦

    wohali@apache.org
  2. Length of Commitment How long involved in a community? 34%

    24% 25% 17% <3 yrs 3-5 yrs 5-10 yrs >10 yrs How long an ASF committer? 50% 22% 19% 9% <3 yrs 3-5 yrs 5-10 yrs >10 yrs 2 Source: ASF Committer Diversity Survey, 2016
  3. Employee or Volunteer? 45% 50% 3% 2% 0% Individual Employee

    Both Prefer not to say / Uncat Student 3 Source: ASF Committer Diversity Survey, 2016
  4. Gender 93% 5% Male Female Trans M/F Non-binary Prefer not

    to say 4 Source: ASF Committer Diversity Survey, 2016
  5. Age 3% 35% 38% 17% 5% 1% 1% ≤ 24

    25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 Over 65 Prefer not to say 5 Source: ASF Committer Diversity Survey, 2016
  6. Ethnic / Racial Identity 67% 23% 4% 3% 2% 1%

    0% Caucasian / White Asian Prefer not to say Latin@ Other Multi-Racial Black / African 6 Source: ASF Committer Diversity Survey, 2016
  7. Recurse Center 7

  8. Recurse Center Social Rules 1. No feigning surprise. 2. No

    well-actuallys. 3. No backseat driving 4. No subtle –isms. https://www.recurse.com/manual 8
  9. Recurse Center Statement “We do not have different admissions criteria

    or standards for people from underrepresented groups. No one has ever been denied admission to RC in the name of improving diversity. We accept every person who applies who we believe would benefit from and contribute to RC.” https://www.recurse.com/diversity 9
  10. Recurse Center 10

  11. Outreachy 11

  12. Linux Kernel for Newbies 12 First Patch Tutorial

  13. Architecture of OS Apps 13 https://aosabook.org/

  14. Outreachy Resources 14 https://kernelnewbies.org/Outreachyfirstpatch https://www.outreachy.org/sponsor

  15. 1. Extended scholarship programme (100+ people / 15% attendees) 2.

    Childcare, including a dedicated room for nursing caregivers 3. Diverse speakers and MCs 4. “Safe space” areas where marginalised folks can organise 5. Pay CoC enforcement team, made up of PoC/queer/etc. folks that are on the job during the whole conference, and all social events 6. PoC training for conference production company 7. Double-blind talk selection 8. Draw on, and support, Global Diversity CFP Day events (www.globaldiversitycfpday.com) 9. Guides for speakers & MCs on avoiding non-inclusive language in talks and announcements 10. Real-time transcript of talks for the hearing impaired – including non-native speakers 11. De-emphasizing of alcohol at social events; no framing of events as “party” 12. Consciously adding more diverse folks to the organising and volunteer teams JSConf EU / CSSconf EU 15
  16. • Round trip flight: USD 350 - 500 • Hotel

    fee: CAD 225 x 5 nights: CAD 1125 = USD 868 • Passport fees: USD ~175 (including photo, postage) • Daily expenses / per diem: USD 65 x 5 days = USD 325 • Subtotal: USD 1868 • Conference fee: USD 0 (let’s be generous!) – USD 900 (late) • …plus time off from work, that may be vacation or unpaid • …plus saddling another caregiver with family responsibilities (children, elders, pets) ApacheCon 2018 Costs 16
  17. Here are some cats to help you feel better. All

    cats courtesy of https://dailycatdrawings.tumblr.com/ Big thanks to Sumana Harihareswara for her help in preparing this talk. Thanks also to Fred Jacobs (VMWare) and Jan Lehnardt (Neighbourhoodie). Change is hard. 17
  18. Thank you for listening! 18 Joan Touzet ❦ https://atypical.net/ ❦

    wohali