Community panel - IT communities: How to balance identity and differences?

Chris Lennon, Nadia Udalova, Thiago de Faria, Sara Gerion, Carlos Leon

Do you belong to a community? Go to Meetups, contribute to an open source project? This is a place where people have some shared values, a collective identity, is that right? But what about diversity? The IT workplace is shifting, and diversity plays a roaring role in this change. Should community building take diversity into consideration? How to balance identity and differences? We will discuss with our panelists - software engineers who spend a vast part of their time running Meetups and giving talks - the challenges of building a sustainable community based on diversity and excellence.

Language: English

Level: Non technical / For everyone