Apr 21 – 23, 2023
Europe/Prague timezone

Open Source DEI: Transitioning from Intentions to Impact

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Presentation (40 min) Main Track


Open-source communities have long understood the value of inclusion, equality, and diversity in producing healthy and successful project communities. However, despite their best efforts, many open-source groups find it difficult to achieve significant progress in these areas. In this session, we'll look at how DEI metrics can be used to transition from intentions to results in terms of open-source diversity, equality, and inclusion. This session is inspired by the results of the “CHAOSS DEI Interview Campaign with Underrepresented Groups." We will discuss the different DEI metrics from the CHAOSS community and how to use them to evaluate success, identify areas that need improvement, and evaluate the impact of diversity, equality, and inclusion initiatives. We will go through strategies for establishing inclusive and diverse communities.

Author(s) Bio

Anita is a developer advocate and technical writer. she has a track record in web development and DevRel on a global scale. She is passionate about educating the developer market about cloud technologies, DevOps, documentation, open source, and DEI best practices. She has spoken at various international conferences, like KubeCon China, DevConf.cz, FOSSBackstage, FOSDEM, and many more.

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Level of Difficulty Intermediate
Pronouns She/Her

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Anita Ihuman (API7.ai)

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