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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, September 14 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Lessons learned from the OpenStack Gender-Diversity Report - Nicole Huesman, Intel & Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia

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The OpenStack Gender Diversity Report published earlier this year [1] provided an initial view of the gender diversity within this community. The report studied both leadership and technical contributions, revealing that women occupy 20% of leadership positions, while accounting for 10% of technical contributions. This talk aims to apply this experience—quantitative analysis, open discussion, and community feedback—to strengthen diversity and inclusion within the Linux community.

This interactive discussion is organized into two parts, with specific focuses—a session, and a BoF discussion. The session (Part I) focuses on the tool that was used to capture the data for the OpenStack Gender Diversity report—its dashboard, widgets, queries and capabilities—with emphasis on how this tool can be applied to diversity research across other open source communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to play with the tool, and explore how it can be deployed to help further diverse, inclusive teams.

The BoF discussion (Part II) focuses on lessons learned from the earlier OpenStack Gender Diversity research, and aims to collect real-time feedback from attendees about what additional parameters and aspects they’d like to see us capture and analyze in future OpenStack Gender Diversity reports. The goal is to continually evolve and enhance this research based on community input, and to explore its application to the Linux community

[1] http://superuser.openstack.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/OpenStack-Gender-Diversity-Report_Apr2017.pdf


Speakers
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Nicole Huesman

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel
For over 17 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance and impact of the incredible feats of her engineering colleagues. She dove into the world of open source six years ago, and quickly became a str... Read More →
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Daniel Izquierdo

CDO, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo is co-founder of Bitergia, a start-up focused on providing metrics and consultancy about open source projects. His main interests about open source are related to the community itself, trying to help community managers, organizations and developers to better unde... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 2:10pm - 2:50pm
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