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Time for Disrupting the Status Quo: Diversity in Open Source Software

Date: Apr 27, 202110:30AM - 12:00PM PDT (UTC-7) LF Live Mentorship Series Register

Join us for Time for Disrupting the Status Quo: Diversity in Open Source Software, with Vandana Singh, Associate Professor, iSchool at University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

In this discussion we will start with understanding the current status of Diversity in Open Source Software (OSS), especially with respect to women of OSS and their experiences of being in OSS communities. Dr. Singh will share some results from her research on this topic and will discuss recent events pertinent to Diversity in OSS. Then, we will look at some current initiatives that address this challenge and together identify what more can be done? What are the glaring gaps, what should the organizations be doing to support women in OSS?

We will conclude with setting intentions for a stronger path forward for empowering women and women leaders in OSS with concrete recommendations for communities and guidelines for women to be successful in OSS.

The session will begin with an overview by Vandana Singh (45 minutes) and followed by Q&A – an opportunity to both ask Vandana questions and for group discussion (45 minutes).