We should treat our community the way we treat our code, and give it as much importance. We have amazing collaboration over code with contributors all over the world, but we don’t collaborate on the community in the same way. It’s important work and I know that we have the potential to be better!
The first step towards that is listening to each other, sharing our stories, and talking about belonging.
Today, to do that, we're going on a choose your own adventure! You'll get to hear my stories and get a glimpse of what it's like to be marginalized. We'll also talk about how we can build empathy and the steps we can take towards building a better, more inclusive community.
Fatima Sarah KhalidDeveloper Programs Engineer @ Pantheon
Fatima is an adventurous civic hacker, software developer, and diversity & inclusion advocate. She’s deeply committed to making technology spaces more inclusive, and passionate about open source.
She recently joined Pantheon's Developer Relations team as a Developer Programs Engineer (DPE) where she works on code to build tools, give talks, write documentation, and engage with open source communities.