Inclusion & Diversity
in Open Source

Sunday • October 17, 2021

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

Overview

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/Check-In

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.

Location

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

Schedule

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
Nearform

Demetris Cheatham
GitHub

Wendy John
Fidelity Investments

Ndu Emuchay
IBM

Ellen Spertus
Mills College

Lisa Smith
Zapier/Women Who Code

 


Guy Martin
Oasis Open

Vasudha Swaminathan
Stack Overflow

Johnny Preyer
MailChimp

Saishruthi Swaminathan
IBM

Jason Brewer
MailChimp

 

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: