Community building in Free Software and focusing on DEI
Speaker: Kristi Progri
Track: Community, diversity, local outreach and social context
Type: Short talk (20 minutes)
Time: Sep 10 (Sun): 16:30
For open-source organizations, the community is a powerful tool. It helps to reach out to developers and other stakeholders vital for the project’s growth. The community enables public awareness, and it’s the spirit of the community that makes such projects successful and always updated. In this presentation, I will emphasize the best ways and tools you can use to adopt certain criteria and figure out the most efficient form to engage the stakeholders to drive the daily development and recurrent improvements of an open-source project. Also, in this talk, I will be sharing strategies open-source projects can adopt to recruit diverse talent and bring about project visibility in under-represented demographics.