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Tuesday, November 7 • 11:15am - 11:50am
From Māori to Deaf Engineers, Welcoming all Contributors - Jay Tihema, ii.nz; Catherine Paganini, Buoyant; Jay Jackson, TotalCX; Destiny O'Connor, Independent

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Every project in our community is looking for more contributors. One way to get them is to "make your project welcoming," and to as broad an audience of potential contributors as possible. But what's "being welcoming" really, and how do you open your project to folks very different from you? This session will introduce you to perspectives, methods, and ideas to increase your contributor base. We'll share perspectives from TAG Contributor Strategy's Deaf and Hard of Hearing and its Maori initiatives. It will also cover basics like contributor guides and "do and don't" tips around being welcoming. Whether project leaders, contributors, or supporting sponsors, attendees will learn ways to remove barriers to entry and enable contribution.

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Catherine Paganini

Head of Marketing & Community, Buoyant
Catherine Paganini is co-chair of the TAG Contributor Strategy, a founding member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing WG, co-creator of the Cloud Native Glossary, and Head of Marketing at Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd. A marketing leader passionate about open source, Catherine started... Read More →
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Jay Tihema

Community Manager, ii.nz
Jay works as a Community Manager for NZ-based company ii.nz and is Co-Chair of the Mentoring WG under TAG Contributor Strategy. In collaboration with education, industry, local government and community collectives, Jay creates various growth opportunities as part of developing equitable... Read More →
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Destiny O'Connor

Web Developer and co-chair of Deaf and Hard of Hearing WG, Self Employed
A deaf web developer and Co-Chair of the CNCF Deaf and Hard of Hearing Working Group. Passionate about improving accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and It my mission to educate the community about what it means to be deaf in tech and how to be more inclusive... Read More →

Tuesday November 7, 2023 11:15am - 11:50am CST
W194 (Ground Level)