[group-organizers] Boulder Python Hosts Panel on Diversity in OSS

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Sat Jul 7 11:46:05 EDT 2018

This sounds fascinating.  Will you be summarizing the discussion and 
ideas that result?


On 7/6/18 12:06 PM, Boulder Python Organizers wrote:
> Next Tuesday (7/10) Boulder Python will be hosting a special meetup.
> Instead of our regular format of talks, we will be viewing Mariatta
> Wijaya’s PyCon 2018 talk: “What is a Python Core Developer?”. Afterwards,
> we will springboard from the topics discussed in her thought provoking talk
> to a panel discussion featuring distinguished members of the Boulder/Denver
> tech community. (visit our Meetup page for more details)
> Our hope for this evening is to provide our community with a new
> perspective of the systemic barriers that exist in engaging
> underrepresented groups in open-source development, not just Python. We
> feel that this is larger than just open source and is an important
> conversation that can help everyone who's ever experienced these barriers.
> Our goal is that this discussion becomes an incubator for ideas to
> encourage and support members of all groups as they become interested in
> OSS development.
> We hope that this encourages some of you to host a similar event and take
> on what we feel is such an important responsibility. Our global Python
> community seems incredibly well equipped for this effort
> Sincerely,
> Zoë, Scott, and Frank
> Co-Organizers, Boulder Python
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