Technology communities in general and open source projects in particular frequently suffer from a lack of diversity, with low participation rates by women, people of color, and other marginalized populations who are frequently targets of harassment and abuse.
This session will talk about the tools and techniques used by various open source communities to help support and maintain friendly environments for large and diverse groups of contributors from around the world.
We'll discuss how these communities manage conflicts and the various challenges they've faced while working to help keep their projects welcoming and inclusive places that support positive participation by all.
George DeMetFounder and CEO @ Palantir.net
George DeMet is the founder and co-owner of Chicago-based Web design, development, and strategy firm Palantir.net. For over two decades he's helped high-profile corporate, educational, cultural, and nonprofit clients develop effective online strategies.
George is currently the chair of the Drupal Community Working Group, whose mission is to maintain a friendly and welcoming community for Drupal, one of the world's largest open source projects. In this role, he has dealt with numerous issues related to open source contributor frustration and burnout. He has also helped deal with incidents of harassment and abuse. George has also helped write codes of conduct for open source community events, including DrupalCon, and has provided consultation and guidance to organizations and groups who are looking to adopt codes of conduct for themselves