Inclusion & Diversity
in Open Source

Sunday • October 17, 2021

A half-day stand-alone event • FREE to attend but separate registration is required


The 2021 Inclusion & Diversity event will feature traditional talks, panel discussions, and extended and group discussions around a variety of predetermined inclusion topics. Subject matter experts, community and company leaders, and technologists of all types will attend and participate.


Registration and/or check-in opens at 12:00 noon ET and live programming begins at 1:00 pm ET. The event will wrap up between 5:00 and 6:00 pm with a networking social.


Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601


Will be released mid-August

A look back at 2020 …

More than 1,000 people from all over the world and the U.S. attended and participated in the virtual event in 2020. The discussions and related networking were tremendous, as confirmed in post-event attendee surveys as well as live feedback.

Select speakers and panel members in 2020 included:

Danese Cooper

Demetris Cheatham

Wendy John
Fidelity Investments

Ndu Emuchay

Ellen Spertus
Mills College

Lisa Smith
Zapier/Women Who Code


Guy Martin
Oasis Open

Vasudha Swaminathan
Stack Overflow

Johnny Preyer

Saishruthi Swaminathan

Jason Brewer


Topics covered included:
  • Bias and Discrimination in Machine Learning
  • Ensuring access to the underrepresented
  • Inclusion & Diversity Best Practices
  • The CS educational component / higher ed
  • How to be an ally
  • The role of diversity of thought on product development
  • How to be old in tech
  • Inclusion & Diversity at the executive level


2020 sponsors and participating companies included: