I want to invite you to some upcoming conversations around DEI in open source for IEEE SA Open DEI Subgroup.
At IEEE SA OPEN, we are launching a DEI guild with the goal to develop resources and best practices for DEI in IEEE SA open source projects. The guild meetings will also be a forum for open source project maintainers and others to support each other with DEI related challenges. In IEEE SA Open context, we would like to connect the IEEE SA projects, standards developers to the wider open source communities. This will help bridging the DEI gaps and enable accelerate the pace of innovation & adoption, engagement.
I know that there is already a lot of work being done in this area and other efforts are underway. We hope to connect with you all, learn from you, and certainly avoid duplicating efforts. We are happy to promote existing resources but also fill gaps as needed.
One thought I had was that with the D&I monthly calls currently on hiatus, maybe we can partner up. We are amenable to organize these calls in a way that they can fill the gap. For this, it would be helpful to know what you want to get out of DEI calls so that we can make this happen.
What do you all think? Would you be interested in joining the conversation?
Looking forward to hearing from you.