Tell us who you are, where you are, what you like doing most on a daily basis, what brought you to open source diversity, and what you’re most excited about for this community.
Hi there! I’m John, I’m in the UK, I like weightlifting (although I’ve sprained my neck this week, so can’t do so much at the moment), I found open source diversity by google searching the term and I’m most excited to find out what I can do to make my open source project get better at having a diverse team.
I’m the project lead on an app called Wobbly. We’re a volunteer team, making a communication tool for precarious workers e.g. at Uber or Deliveroo. We’ve been active for about 6 months now, and are just about to start testing our tool with some real users.
Because it’s a volunteer project, we get a lot of people coming and going. We’ve noticed as a team that we could do a lot better when it comes to diversity, because as it stands the people contributing to the project are generally white guys in between the age of 25-35. And that doesn’t properly represent the people who we think would really benefit from our tool.
So I’m really interested to learn out about any initiatives, projects, best practices etc that would help our project be more diverse. Even the smallest tip would be helpful, so send me a message!