[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for candidates: How do you think we can make our community more inclusive?
diana.joan.clarke at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 07:00:10 UTC 2017
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
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
On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 3:38 AM, Colleen Murphy <colleen at gazlene.net> wrote:
> 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 OpenStack,
> 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 answer
> this and fix it if necessary.
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