Thanks for posting, that is an interesting talk. Of course, picking up the
"6% women" problem is a good thing, but it's quite sad to see that the
"homogenous" bias in the room was not only overwhelmingly male, but also
"white American young male", i.e. fewer black or asian or older people than
2012/11/6 Lennart Guldbrandsson <l_guldbrandsson(a)hotmail.com>
I am part of the organizing committe at FSCONS, a very cool conference
that started off as a free software conference, but now has tracks on free
licences and free culture as well, and some Wikimedia presence as well.
This year, I found this gem in the schedule under the header
"Meritocracy, next generation" (
"In the YAPC conference 2012, Michael G Schwern held a keynote speech on
"how good, but homogenous, people can create an unwelcoming community
without realizing it". Serengeti invites to a seminar, where we watch that
keynote speech together and discus its implications.
The seminar is divided into two sessions, which can be attended separately.
Michael G Schwern writes about the speech: "This is my 'secret' diversity
talk aimed at the guys and focusing on how good, but homogenous, people can
create an unwelcoming community without realizing it. The solution lies in
restructuring how we make decisions, it lies in Kirk vs Picard. And anybody
can be a Picard."
Further reading can be had at http://bit.ly/YAPC2012_Keynote
The video is published at Youtube,
The video is... interesting. "I can make a bet that there's more Michaels
here than women." is but one of the quotes.
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