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 a Developer Programs Engineer at Pantheon where she works on maintaining developer tools and delivering trainings. She's committed to making technology more inclusive and working with open source.
In the past, she's worked with Microsoft, The City of Boston, and Code for Canada. She's served as the leader of the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion working group and is currently with the Bad Idea Factory. In 2018, she was recognized by the Women in Communications & Technology Canada Rising Star leadership award.
You can find her on the internets as sugaroverflow :)