Session: CHAOSS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Open Source Badging Initiative

The CHAOSS project would like to share our experience developing, and implementing a peer reviewed event badging program.

The value of appreciating and acknowledging diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in open source communities is underestimated. It is critical to bring together people with different backgrounds, mindsets, ideas and experiences to work for a common cause. The CHAOSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Badging Initiative awards badges to events based on their adherence to and prioritization of DEI best practices. The initiative aims to increase understanding of project and event practices that encourage greater diversity and wider inclusion of people from different backgrounds.

This presentation will provide a holistic view of:

  • Badging in open source
  • The CHAOSS DEI Badging Initiative in particular
  • Examples of badged events and lessons learned from the process
  • Recommendations on how the badging process can be improved
  • In particular, we will highlight the people, technologies, and processes that have made the CHAOSS DEI Badging Initiative a success to date.