Diversity and Outreach

Let's grow the Drupal community, and literally change the face of open source, by broadening models of success in many communities of different backgrounds, abilities, or genders.

What if we had started this 5 years ago? Imagine where we'd be today, and what a difference it would make to the Drupal community. Let's not wait another minute, let's get started now. Go out there, get active and learn through experience. It's critically urgent we do something now. Drupal needs it, as much as the potential Drupal members need it. This isn't a problem special to Drupal, it's a problem in opensource, and a problem in science, technology, engineering and maths in general.

We need a little less talk and a little more action. Tell us what you're working on, what you'd like to do. Share stories about your community and how you're bringing people into the community.

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Come learn about Drutopia - Drupal as a Service - A framework for an ecosystem of free software distributions

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2017-08-22 06:30 - 09:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

August is here, let's celebrate Drupal! Why? - do we need a reason?
While there is a regular monthly meetup there is also a mission to build a Drupal as a Service full featured distribution of Drupal for organizing and campaigns. There is NationBuilder and other proprietary tools that are available, but why not a Drupal solution?

Come learn about the Drutopia distribution and how grassroots groups will be able to easily create a Drupal 8 site with pre-configured selectable features and the SAAS hosting option. Drutopia.org

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Drupal Diversity Working Group

Hello!

Many of you may already be there, but I wanted to extend a formal invitation for anyone to join us in the Drupal Slack channel's #diversity-inclusion room. The Drupal Diversity working group holds its meetings there each week (Thursday at 17:00UTC) and coordinates direct action for our initiatives there.

Current initiatives include:
- Diversity and Inclusion guide for event organizers
- Session submission help for potential DC Baltimore speakers

Happy to chat about what we're doing here, or you can reach out to me directly.

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Visualizing and Celebrating Diversity while Growing a Community Organically

Intending to cross-pollinate the Drupal community with other communities that can or do use, Drupal - or free software, seeking to highlight diversity by implementing a visual campaign on several sites that already have robust communities, to make long lasting relationships.

The Free Software Foundation fsf.org has already taken up the call and is implementing the start of this campaign now - soon to be revealed.

How can the Drupal community get involved?

There is almost a module for sharing our posts and messages on our sites.

Webmention uses IndieWebCamp
http://webmention.org

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Drupal Training Day with Lynda.com Author

Start: 
2013-06-01 10:00 - 16:00 UTC
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Join us for a fun day of Drupal Training led by Saforian's Technical Director, Chaz Chumley. There are only 13 seats available so please register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot! Lunch will be provided.
Register here - http://saforian.eventbrite.com

Drupal 7 Site Building

  • Learn how to setup and configure a Drupal 7 website with the most common features needed for any project.
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Technical Development Manager (5707) | Discovery Communications

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network.

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Tech Project Mgr-Corp. EDU Partnerships | Discovery Communications

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network.

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Client Advisor (Acquia U) | Acquia

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

http://www.acquia.com/careers/acquia-u is a unique program designed for recent and upcoming college graduates and people building a career in web technology. Acquia U candidates are hired full-time as Client Advisors and enrolled into our comprehensive Drupal training program.

We're looking for recent or imminent college graduates who want great experience and foundational training as part of their employment, but we're also open to anyone who can demonstrate a basic knowledge of web development and has a strong track record of self-motivation.

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CityGroups Weekend for Bay Area Urban Agriculture

Start: 
2011-10-08 10:00 - 2011-10-09 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
Sprint

October 8, 2011
Code Sprint & Public Design Workshop at Code for America Offices
85 2nd Street (at Mission), San Francisco
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

October 9, 2011
Community Graphics Installations at and around Hayes Valley Farm
450 Laguna (at Fell), San Francisco
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

We would like to invite you to a unique little software & design event in which we launch a public directory of urban agriculture community groups for the Bay Area.

Free.
Sign up on this event page and/or register on Eventbrite.
http://citygroupsbayarea.eventbrite.com

CityGroups

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(article) Does open source exclude people from different cultures?

Does open source exclude people from different cultures?

http://stormyscorner.com/2011/09/does-open-source-exclude-high-context-c...

"As I think about developer engagement at Mozilla, I realize we need to have different plans for different cultures. "

Lots of good comments...

A quote:

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Volunteer Needed for Peer Review

I would like to VOLUNTEER for peer review. I have access to promote the project but would like to get some help on some issues like converting a currently used SQL to a Query. I did some of the Query, but it does not work. TagCloud is located http://drupal.org/sandbox/mgparisi/1282854

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Kicking it old Skool!

I know what it feels like to have your hard work critiqued, piles of issues to solve and to deal with some of the hardest discussions and posts we can have. I know the many hours spent, sacrificing time with our loved ones, time without sleep or the so many other things we give up to do our part.

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nedjo's picture

Getting a diverse board for the Drupal Association

The Drupal Association is reaching out to identify candidates for a diverse board that represents the Drupal community, and frankly we need a lot of help.

You can find information on the process here: http://association.drupal.org/node/1139.

One of our key aims is to ensure we have a board that's diverse and representative of the worldwide Drupal community.

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Thoughts

Hey all,

I was at the BoF in Chicago and I've been following the discussions in the group since then. It's been hard for me to think about the ideas and criticisms brought up because I've felt like we were jumping ahead to end goals without having a clear direction of how to get there and what we're here for. If I may, I'd like so share some thoughts I've been simmering on.

To me, this group is more about connections with others than it is about Drupal. As people of constituencies that have been systematically oppressed historically and in present time, we often find ourselves feeling isolated and powerless. Seeking connection with others is a reasonable way to fight this, but damn, why do we still feel so isolated and lonely when we're surrounded be other developers and designers at DrupalCons and Camps? I feel like we can talk about initiatives and projects, and even execute them really well and thoughtfully. But it's connections and closeness with others in the community that's at the crux of what we're each looking for.

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Drupal and Education Open Space: Call for Participation

Education is increasingly recognised as a major and growing need for the growing Drupal community. During DrupalCons educational BoFs are very common, but we may need more structure to collaborate on the diversity of challenges for education.

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davideads's picture

Defining diversity group and next steps

I wanted to come back to what’s already becoming an old theme for this group: what is this group all about? A few thoughts, followed by a proposal to try to create a community funded scholarship to DrupalCon London with the goal of encouraging diversity and inclusive leadership.

Like Jack Aponte said in a brilliant Drupal Voices podcast, talking about the power structure in a community is really important. For me, this group’s conversational function should be to discuss, analyze, and criticize Drupal’s power structure. Should we have a benevolent dictator for life? What are good examples of healthy community practice? What are examples of bad practice? How should this whole core initiative leader thing work, anyway? What are the problems in a “do-ocracy”? How should we pick our leaders? How do we enforce the code of conduct, and what does it mean to violate it? Who does our community privilege, and how are they rewarded?

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IRC is a Major Barrier to Entry

OK, so I have decided, after many years, to start talking about my problems. I am doing this in the hope that the community might understand me a little bit better, why I am the way I am, so to speak, and to reach out to others with similar "problems".

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Drupal books in Libraries - simple and concrete outreach

The proposed group here http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-books-libraries seems like a sensible and concrete way to do outreach.

I suggested the author join this group, so in case it's deleted after that here's the proposed mission:

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Drupal Books in Libraries works to get more Drupal books in local libraries, through fundraising and purchasing books, getting publishers to donate books or from individuals looking to make a contribution for the benefit of their local community.

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Should we have job postings in this group?

I say no; they seem spammy and irrelevant. Thoughts? Can we disable the "Create Job" option for the group entirely? Should we delete the job postings that are already up here?

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Diversity group admins

Hiya Greggles (or other g.d.o adminfolk) - was wanting to get some group admins added to http://groups.drupal.org/diversity-outreach-recruitment-project as the one who started the group (Heather) hasn't been able to keep up admin duties (but please keep her as an admin as well as she'll be back at some point). Got her ok here: http://groups.drupal.org/node/143524

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arianek's picture

Additional Group Admins

Following up on the Group Name thread: http://groups.drupal.org/node/140299 it seems that it would be great to change the name now, but I'm not sure heather (currently the sole group admin) has been keeping an eye on here much.

I'm going to put in a request to the g.d.o admins add some more group organizers to the list, and also reassign ownership of this group node to someone who is more active on g.d.o so that these sorts of things get taken care of in a more timely manner.

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