As Dries Buytaert discussed in the DrupalCon Seattle keynote, open source has a serious diversity problem - and that includes our own Drupal community. We are people who care about fairness for all, and yet inequality persists. What can we do?
Without understanding a problem, we can’t develop effective solutions. So in this session we will introduce some concepts to help us see how bias and inequality persist in spite of the best intentions. And we’ll talk about what we can all do to help the Drupal community live up to our open values and global reputation.
While it's impossible to fix decades of gender and racial inequality with any single action, we must do better. Those in a position to help have an obligation to improve the lives of others. We should not only invite underrepresented groups into our Open Source communities, but make sure that they are welcomed, supported and empowered.
- Dries Buytaert
Drupal Diversity & Inclusion (DDI) is working to make the Drupal community more equitable and more successful. The group of volunteers was founded in 2016 and works to create space for important discussions about the Drupal community and for initiatives that support historically-marginalized communities and further their inclusion in the Drupal project.
This talk, presented by members of DDI’s leadership team, will discuss some of the issues facing the Drupal community, as well as what we in the community can do to address those issues, including providing a safe discussion place for marginalized folks, offering a jobs board, building a resource library, offering workshops to help under-represented people speak at Drupal events, connecting contributors with mentors, providing leadership and advocacy on issues of diversity and inclusion, and more.
We can make the Drupal project better and stronger by making the Drupal community a place where a wider range of people can participate and contribute their knowledge and skills.