Open Source and Diversity: Addressing the Gender Gap and Other Inequities

Open source has transformed the software industry and has become a fundamental aspect of modern technology. However, the open source community still faces significant challenges in promoting diversity and inclusivity. One major issue is the gender gap, with women being significantly underrepresented in open source projects. This talk will explore the gender gap and other inequities in open source and will discuss ways in which the community can address these issues. We will examine the benefits of increasing diversity in open source and the challenges of achieving this goal. We will also explore strategies for improving diversity, including mentorship programs, outreach initiatives, and inclusive community practices. Through this talk, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of diversity in open source, and will learn about practical steps that they can take to promote inclusion and equity within the community.

Kiah Imani

Senior Developer Advocate at Auth0

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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