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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, September 14 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Diversity in Open Source: No Longer at Square One - Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Red Hat

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Open source overall remains remarkably undiverse, with the latest GitHub survey finding about 3% women contributors, but communities that are making an effort to improve diversity are seeing results. Learn about several major efforts over the last seven years that have had an impact: Outreachy, the Ada Initiative, Python community outreach, the Women in Open Source Award sponsored by Red Hat, and the Open Source Day and Track at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Hear about emerging trends, such as efforts being made to reach people from a broader set of underrepresented backgrounds and the establishment of paid positions and consulting opportunities for people working to improve diversity and inclusion in open source. You will leave with a good grasp of the history of diversity efforts in open source and inspiration to connect with at least one of them!

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Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Senior Outreach Specialist, Red Hat
Marina Zhurakhinskaya is a Senior Outreach Specialist focused on open source community diversity and inclusion at Red Hat. She co-organizes Outreachy, a mentorship and internships program that helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved... Read More →


Thursday September 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
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