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June 21-24, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA + Virtual
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Tuesday, June 21 • 4:55pm - 5:35pm
BoF: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion: The Open Source Way - Demetris Cheatham, GitHub & Hilary Carter, The Linux Foundation

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To truly advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), stakeholders from across the open source software ecosystem must come together transparently and collaboratively as a community. But first, we have to start with the data. Last year, the Linux Foundation completed the 2021 Open Source Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey. Almost 1 in 5 survey respondents agreed with the statement “they did not feel welcome in open source.”

Come hear from Hilary Carter, VP of Research, Linux Foundation and Demetris Cheatham, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, GitHub and creator of All In, an open source community whose mission is to advance DEI in open source. During this fireside chat, they will discuss the goals of the survey, what we learned, the challenges that still persist, and what we all can do, individually and collectively to create a more inclusive open source for all.

Speakers
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Demetris Cheatham

Sr. Director, Diversity, Inclusion + Belonging, GitHub
Demetris Cheatham is the Senior Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy at GitHub where she leads a diversity and inclusion strategy focused on four key pillars: People/HR, Platform, Philanthropy and Policy. Beyond strategy development and execution, she spends her... Read More →
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Hilary Carter

SVP Research & Communications, The Linux Foundation
Hilary Carter is a writer, researcher, and team leader, producing engaging, decision-useful insights that broaden the understanding of open source and emerging technologies and their impact on business, government, and society. She has contributed to books and numerous research reports... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2022 4:55pm - 5:35pm CDT
Room 201/202 (Level 2)