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Thursday, June 24 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion in the Open Source Ecosystem - Zainab Abubakar, She Code Africa

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The term “Open” in Open Source should be fundamentally about access, empowerment and participation of all people. However, looking at the open source ecosystem today we can all agree that we are lagging behind in upholding this. In the past decade, representation of women in open source has inched up merely 1.5% to a shockingly low 3%. This result is a proof that open source communities need to make more intentional efforts to ensure a more diverse and inclusive community. In this talk, Zainab is going to be discussing on ways open source communities can actively and intentionally encourage diversity and inclusion within their communities.

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Zainab Daodu

Technical Writer, Tealium, | Open Source Programs Manager, She Code Africa
Zainab is a software engineer, and technical writer, passionate about contributing to open source, improving technical documentation to aid developer experience and maintaining enterprise software applications.She is an advocate for gender diversity and inclusion in the open source... Read More →

Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT