Session: We need more contributors - my OSS story
Community shapes the software industry. Despite this understanding, open source communities continue to struggle to break down barriers and become more accessible to a more diverse pool of contributors, maintainers, and leaders.
The objective of this talk is to examine the ongoing difficulties within the open source community and to present strategies for promoting diversity and facilitating global collaboration within the community.
- The benefits of having a diverse and inclusive open source community, such as improved innovation and problem-solving.
- The role of leadership and mentorship in promoting diversity and inclusion within open source communities.
- Specific tactics and tools that can be used to increase diversity and inclusion within open source communities, such as code of conduct, diversity and inclusion training, and safe space programs.
Julia is a Global Technologist at Veeam Software, with over five years of experience in the industry. Her passion is making Cloud and Cloud Native technologies easier to understand by sharing her knowledge and experiences. She is also committed to empowering communities as the organizer of the NY Code & Coffee Meetup and KubeHuddle conference, and as an AWS Community Builder, CNCF Ambassador, Women Techmakers Ambassador, and Girl Code Ambassador.