September 19-21, 2023
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Wednesday, September 20 • 15:55 - 16:35
Ten Practical Approaches for Building Inclusive Open Source and InnerSource Communities - Shilla Saebi and Gale McCommons, Comcast & Clare Dillon, InnerSource Commons

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Looking for ways to create vibrant and inclusive open source or InnerSource communities to drive better engagement? Look no further! We invite you to join us for an insightful talk where we'll share ten practical approaches to help you build a healthy community that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive for all. We'll explore how setting clear intentions, following through with action, cultivating trust, openness, transparency, and creating psychological safety are essential to creating healthy and inclusive communities. We'll share strategies for recruiting and retaining individuals, building diverse pipelines, and prioritizing diversity in your hiring process. Our approach is grounded in real-world experience, and we'll share examples of each practice we discuss. Whether you're an experienced community builder or starting, you'll leave this talk with actionable steps to create a more inclusive and diverse community around your project. At the heart of this talk is the belief that building inclusive communities is crucial for the long-term success of open source and InnerSource projects. We aim to inspire you to take action to create diverse and inclusive communities that welcome everyone.

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Clare Dillon

Foundation Member, InnerSource Commons Foundation
Clare Dillon has spent over 25 years working with developers and developer communities. She is currently a researcher at the University of Galway. She is a co-founder of the Open Ireland Network, a community for those interested in advancing open source at a national level in Ireland... Read More →
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Shilla Saebi

Head, Open Source, Comcast, Comcast
With a passion for community building and a focus on developer happiness, Shilla Saebi champions using open source and empowers technologists to create innovative solutions while collaborating with upstream open source communities. As the Sr. Director of Comcast's Open Source Program... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2023 15:55 - 16:35 CEST
Room 3G (3JAUREGIA - Floor 3)