Over at IEEE SA OPEN, we are looking for someone to lead the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. This is a volunteer opportunity where you can make some impact, leave your mark, and add to your resume.
This is a fairly young effort. IEEE SA OPEN aspires to be a comprehensive open source development platform that harnesses the power of familiar open source tools.
DEI is an important topic as we are building out the platform, onboarding projects, and establishing a community. For example, by design, we are baking role diversity into the community with specialized groups focusing on (a) Technology, (b) Community, and (c) Marketing. Highlighting marketing is something we don’t see a lot in open source and shows how role diversity is super important to us.
What would we expect from a lead for DEI? Facilitate regular meetings. About 1-3 hours per week volunteer effort.
Is there a specific plan? No. We don’t have a set agenda and are open to ideas and initiatives that ensure we are focusing on DEI. Follow your passion and shape this to your interests.
Interested in leading DEI efforts at IEEE SA OPEN? Let me know.
Not interested in leading but in general helping with DEI? Let me know.
Got questions? Let me know.