On 07/22/2016 10:48 AM, María Leandro wrote:
One of the main things that I want to explore on this first panel will
be to identify those weakness points that our community has to include
people from minorities. Since we did a great job calling people to join
this panel and we have a fantastic diverse panel (YAY!) we should take
advantage on that and expand it.
In this first panel (I hope with years we can continue having this
activity) I would like to brainstorm with the attendees how we can adapt
our process to be more inclusive. Can we have an introduction video for
Fedora that includes a lot of people? should we work on a more explicit
draft for new contributors? Would be good to have a diversity welcoming
people in each team to make a more focused impact? etc etc.
This are some of my thoughts, however, I'm sure we will expand this
ideas within the next few days!
Time to write folks!
2016-07-22 9:37 GMT-04:00 Amita Sharma <amsharma(a)redhat.com
Diversity team has purposed  for flock And
As our leader Maria Leandro  will not be available in-person in
flock, we would like to discuss the agenda and ideas to make
Diversity Panel successful.
Also, please note that We will have a set of panelist that will
include people from different communities like Asperger, Autism,
LGBT members, people from different languages and remote locations,
and more. So, if you want to be part of the panel, you are most
welcome, please let us know ASAP, so that we can co-ordinate better.
Thanks & Regards,
Hey all! Apologies for the late follow-up. Meant to reply sooner but
lost track of email.
Is there any kind of public planning space for the panel, maybe like an
Etherpad? This could be useful for asynchronous planning for what we
want to cover, having a list of attendees and/or interested people in
participating, and creating a general flow / order for the panel.
Setting something up like this with an initial brainstorming would
probably be useful, and then the rest of us can add our thoughts there
I think some open-ended discussion would be helpful for determining what
kind of solutions and problems we discuss in the panel. Something that I
would find informative and useful as an attendee would be to hear the
individual difficulties and hurdles that contributors have overcome to
be involved with open source and Fedora. What did you find difficult?
What things were helpful to you getting started? What are the three
things that you think would be helpful to improve for someone in your
situation? What kind of things make for a welcoming environment in a
project and how do you feel Fedora does in meeting your qualifications
for a welcoming environment? What is working well? What isn't?
I feel like these are good discussion primers to helping talk about some
of the topics María mentioned. I'd be curious to know what the rest of
you think! Hope some of this brainstorming is useful.
Justin W. Flory