[openstack-dev] [Foundation Board] [OpenStack] OpenStack Diversity Working Group - Meeting Information

Barrett, Carol L carol.l.barrett at intel.com
Wed Jun 17 00:25:50 UTC 2015

Roland – Thanks for your comments. Hope you can join us to help move this effort forward.

From: Roland Chan [mailto:roland at aptira.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:44 PM
To: Barrett, Carol L
Cc: Greenberg, Suzy M; foundation-board at lists.openstack.org; openstack at lists.openstack.org; OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions); community at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [Foundation Board] [OpenStack] OpenStack Diversity Working Group - Meeting Information

I'd say meeting time accessibility is not an interest, it's a non-negotiable requirement. Unconscious bias creates exclusion and all that.

This group must lead by example, and it would be sad for the first step to be a misstep.


On 17/06/2015 8:36 AM, "Barrett, Carol L" <carol.l.barrett at intel.com<mailto:carol.l.barrett at intel.com>> wrote:
The initial meeting for this work group will be: Friday,  June 19, 2015 at 18:00 UTC, on IRC: #openstack-meeting

The Agenda is:

•         Introductions

•         Mission Discussion and definition of Diversity

•         Discuss proposal to engage a Consultant/Coach to assist this work group

•         Review proposed work plan, gather feedback, and owners

•         Next Steps

o   Meeting Frequency

o   Interest/Need for alternating times to make the meetings globally accessible

Moving forward we’ll use the foundation at lists.openstack.org<mailto:foundation at lists.openstack.org> mail list for work group discussions and meeting communications.


From: Sousou, Imad [mailto:imad.sousou at intel.com<mailto:imad.sousou at intel.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:28 PM
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Subject: [openstack-dev] OpenStack Diversity Working Group

Stackers – We’re happy to announce the creation of a Diversity Working Group. The genesis for this work group was a discussion at the May meeting of the OpenStack Board of Directors ahead of the Vancouver Summit.

The Board is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming place for all people to collaborate to drive innovation and design cutting-edge data center capabilities, while finding the best answers to our most pressing challenges. To achieve this, the Board formed this Work Group to determine what actions are required to fulfill this commitment. Three Board members volunteered to work with community members in this Work Group and bring updates/requests to the Board for discussion and action on a regular basis, starting with the July meeting.

If you’re interested in joining this effort, please:

•         Join the Foundation mail list to participate in discussions and shape the direction: click here<http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foundation>

•         Visit the wiki page for this work group to learn more about the charter: click here<https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Diversity>

•         Plan to join the kick-off IRC meeting and let us know what day/times work for you by accessing the Doodle here: click here<http://doodle.com/z85c23dtexx8qzq7>

We will send out the results of the Doodle to the mail list and look forward to working with you to foster a strong and diverse community.

Imad Sousou (Intel), Egle Sigler (Rackspace), Kavit Munshi (Aptira)

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