Sep 20 – 24, 2021
US/Pacific timezone

Community Diversity + Events: Impacts and Trends

Sep 24, 2021, 10:10 AM
Microconference4/Virtual-Room (LPC Virtual)


LPC Virtual



Angela Brown (Linux Foundation)


Diversity and events have a unique relationship. Events can serve to highlight the lack of diversity in the community, but at the same time create a lot of opportunities to increase diversity as well. In this session, we'll review diversity trends across a decade of events, types of diversity we measure and how those have evolved, efforts to increase diversity and what, if any, impact those have had. We'll also discuss how COVID has shifted this relationship as events pivoted to virtual. Did diversity increase or decrease? As we move back to a version of normal and a return to in-person events, how will this impact diversity + events?

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