Want to improve diversity in tech? We need to start with including everyone.
In this post, the second post in a series of two posts based on the presentation I gave at Ruby on Ales 2016 called “Including People” (watch).
Earlier, I talked about why including people is important. This post covers five things that you can do to include people in projects, teams, and communities.
At Cloud City Development, we care a lot about people—treating them humanely, helping them accomplish their goals, and working together to make the field of tech and the world a better place.
“Diversity” has gotten a lot of press lately, both in tech in general and in the Ruby community in particular. It’s a really important topic we’ve been ignoring it for a long time. So, over the past few years, I’ve put a lot of time and energy into learning about the reasons that tech as a field is not diverse.