[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for candidates: How do you think we can make our community more inclusive?
colleen at gazlene.net
Tue Oct 24 07:15:55 UTC 2017
On Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Diana Clarke <diana.joan.clarke at gmail.com>
> Congrats on being elected to the TC, Colleen!
> You mentioned earlier in this thread that, "a major problem in the
> tech world is not just attracting underrepresented contributors, but
> retaining them".
> I'm curious if the TC has considered polling the people that have left
> OpenStack for their experiences on this front.
> Something along the lines of:
> "I see you contributed 20 patches in the last cycle, but haven't
> contributed recently, why did you stop contributing?".
> Given the recent layoffs, I suspect many of the responses will be
> predicable, but you might find some worthwhile nuggets there
I'm not aware of such an initiative so far but I do think it would be
useful, and perhaps something we can partner with the foundation on.
> Congrats again,
> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:38 AM, Colleen Murphy <colleen at gazlene.net>
> > A major problem in the tech world is not just attracting underrepresented
> > contributors, but retaining them. They leave their communities or careers
> > because of bias problems. To my knowledge, that doesn't happen in
> > but just because I can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. A long-term
> > study of participation by underrepresented demographics will help us
> > this and fix it if necessary.
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