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Thursday, April 20 • 11:55 - 12:30
Building a Globally Accessible Community - Kaitlyn Barnard, Kong & Hannah Ouellette, NGINX

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Building a diverse community is an aspiration for many open source professionals but doing so takes more than mission statements and boilerplate Code of Conducts. With many marketing, developer relations, and engineering resources focused in North America and Europe, community is often underserved in other regions, effectively closing the door to a large swath of talented developers around the world. It takes active effort to foster globally accessible communities but momentum is possible with dedicated steps. This talk will cover the benefits of a globally accessible community and ways to build momentum for geographical and cultural inclusion. We’ll explore: - How to communicate the value of investing in inclusive programs & global communities - How to build globally accessible programs and common pitfalls - How to advocate for an inclusion, both internally and externally We’ll illustrate these points with real-life examples from some of the largest global tech communities.

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Kaitlyn Barnard

Senior Manager, Developer Marketing, Kong
Kaitlyn leads Developer Marketing at Kong, one of the most downloaded open-source API Gateways and the creators of Kuma, an open source service mesh and Sandbox project of CNCF. Prior to joining Kong, Kaitlyn worked at The Linux Foundation where she focused on developer outreach... Read More →

Hannah Ouellette

Sr. OSS Community Manager, NGINX
Hannah Ouellette is the Sr. OSS Community Manager for NGINX, part of F5 Inc. They discovered their passion for OSS community at Kong before serving as technical community manager at Postman. They believe that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging are crucial to a healthy community... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2023 11:55 - 12:30 CEST
G106-107 | First Floor | Congress Centre