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
"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
The seminar is divided into two sessions, which can be attended
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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