Five lessons from open source projects that can be more broadly applied to include people in projects, teams and communities.
Improving diversity in tech won’t happen overnight and can’t start until we include everyone. Andre Arko covers five things he’s seen and experienced over the last six years of working on Bundler. Before jumping in blindly, keep in mind that they may not work for everyone. Pay attention to how tech as a field mistreats underrepresented people and actively work to fix it.
A website honoring 46 years fighting for LGBT visibility, dignity, and equality that supports the millions of people who attend the SF Pride Celebration
We built that! Using core-model methodology, responsive web design, and agile development, we collaborated with SF Pride to launch an easy-to-update site in time for its 2016 event.
While diversity gets a lot of press--in tech in general and in the Ruby community--inclusion is what we need to focus on.
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. Andre Arko shares five reasons why including people in tech matters and why everyone, not just marginalized or excluded people must speak up.
So I titled this “How to be an ally,” but that’s a lie. You can’t be an ally. No one can. Ally-ness isn’t something that you can have intrinsically, any more than you can inherently be kindness, or rudeness. You can do ally actions. So probably a better name for this is How To Do Ally Work. But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself.
This is a difficult blog post to write. At Cloud City Development, we had many conversations about the problems with diversity and sexism in tech, such as women reporting harassment and abuse at tech conferences, online conversations challenging the Ruby culture, and community struggles to make everyone feel welcome, especially marginalized groups. As individuals, employees, and Ruby community members, what is our role in creating the kind of community we want to be in?
Unlike the 1.6 billion people who have seen “Gangnam Style” on YouTube, a lot fewer have seen the documentary Half the Sky. Even fewer know about the themes the documentary explores: sociocultural barriers and institutional misogyny in the developing world, where girls may be sold into brothels, boys get an education but girls often don’t, and domestic violence is prevalent.