‘diversity’ Videos

  • Allie Nimmons: Five Ways to Make Your Events and Projects More Diverse

    WordCamp Austin 2020Speaker: Allie Nimmons

    November 12, 2020 — The tech space – including the WordPress space – could be more diverse. But whose responsibility is that, and what are the best ways to improve diversity without tokenizing people?

    This talk identifies the kinds of thought processes, language, and systems that you can adopt to enrich your space with more diverse kinds of people.

  • Allie Nimmons: Five Ways to Make Your Events and Projects More Diverse

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2020

    October 31, 2020 — This talk suggests five ways to help enrich your space with more diverse kinds of people. The tech space could be more diverse, but whose responsibility is that? What are the best ways to increase diversity without tokenizing people?

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  • Aida Marie Correa: A Seat at the Table – Diversity and the Inclusion of Emerging Minorities

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2020Speaker: Aida Marie Correa

    May 30, 2020 — Aida shares some ideas of how we as a WordPress community can be more inclusive, not just at WordCamp, but in places of business. I will also invite participants in hands-on activities as well as discuss and share their ideas that all of us can implement in our local communities and WordPress meet-ups so that everyone can have a seat at the table.

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  • William Jackson: Use WordPress to Build Your Brand and Share Your Authentic Voice

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2020Speaker: William Jackson

    May 30, 2020 — There is a growing need for the creation of diverse content from diverse backgrounds. For people of gender, generation, color, culture, and passions to build their brands and tell their authentic stories. To share their experiences and to encourage the need for the ability to speak, write, teach, and deliver transformative content that tells a story. WordPress can help define the need for inclusiveness for men and women and build a Brand following. The stories from the diverse backgrounds of men and women, boys and girls, culturally diverse backgrounds, gender-neutral to gender-specific can be told.

  • Martin Wolfert: Besser gemeinsam als einsam. Besser zusammen als gegeneinander.

    WordCamp Stuttgart 2019Speaker: Martin Wolfert

    November 10, 2019 — Die WordPress-Community lebt es mit Erfolg vor: Menschen aus allen Herren Länder bilden eine Gemeinschaft aus der heraus, abseits von Herkunft, Religion, Hautfarbe und sexueller Orientierung ein großartiges Produkt entstanden ist, welches die meisten Webseiten weltweit antreibt.

    Im gesellschaftspolitischen Alltag ist der Zusammenhalt und das Miteinander von Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft, Religion, Hautfarbe und sexueller Orientierung nicht immer einfach und oftmals von gegenseitigem Unverständnis und Resentiments geprägt.

    Mit meinem auf WordPress basierenden Projekt „Ich bin Deutsch! Ein Projekt gegen Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit“ (https://ich-bin-deutsch.land) greife ich diese gesellschaftspolitische Problematik auf: Ich interviewe und fotografiere seit 2017 , mehr oder auch weniger bekannte, Menschen in Bezug auf erlebten Alltagsrassismus und erlebte Alltagsdiskriminierung und stelle die resultierenden Interviews im Internet bereit.

    Das Projekt soll ein positives Beispiel für bürgerschaftlichen Engagement sein und für mehr Verständnis und eine in alle Richtungen offene Kommunikation werben. Die vor uns liegenden komplexen Probleme können wir nur gemeinsam, miteinander und nicht gegeneinander, lösen.
    In meinem Vortrag möchte ich nicht nur vorstellen warum ich mich mit Verve für dieses Projekt engagiere, sondern auch was so ein Projekt im Leben von allen Beteiligten geändert hat.

  • Maziar Firuzmand: WordPress and problem of diversity with a case study of Artbees

    WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018Speaker: Maziar Firuzmand

    March 4, 2019 — Ιρανός στην καταγωγή, είναι συνιδρυτής του Artbees, μιας εταιρείας που βασίζεται στο WordPress μαζί με τον αδελφό του και έναν άλλο φίλο στο Ιράν και αντιμετώπισε το πρόβλημα των παγκόσμιων κυρώσεων και εμπάργκο κατά της χώρας του ακριβώς στα όρια του ξεκινήματός του. Έπρεπε να βρουν έναν τρόπο να λύσουν αυτό το αυξανόμενο παγκόσμιο πρόβλημα εντός των ορίων του νόμου και να προχωρήσουν προς τα όνειρά τους. Θα μοιραστεί την ιστορία του για την αντιμετώπιση όλων των προβλημάτων που έχουν επιβληθεί στους πολίτες μιας συγκεκριμένης χώρας από τον εξωτερικό κόσμο και πώς κατόρθωσαν να τα αντιμετωπίσουν επιτυχώς ένα προς ένα και να ιδρύσουν μια νόμιμη και επιτυχημένη επιχείρηση με 30+ μέλη σε όλο τον κόσμο από διαφορετικές φυλές, χώρες και θρησκείες. Στο πρώτο τμήμα της παρουσίασής του θα ορίσει το πρόβλημα της διαφορετικότητας που επηρεάζει τον κόσμο της τεχνολογίας με διάφορες μορφές. Στο δεύτερο μέρος θα υπογραμμίσει τον τρόπο με τον οποίο το WordPress ως μια ανοιχτή κοινότητα τους βοήθησε να αντιμετωπίσουν αυτά τα προβλήματα με επίκεντρο την περιπτωσιολογική μελέτη της εξέλιξης του Artbees και στο τελευταίο τμήμα θα ολοκληρώσει με έναν κατάλογο αρχών και πρακτικών που εναγκαλίζόνται το WordPress και η Automattic για να ενθαρρύνουν την ποικιλομορφία και τον τρόπο με τον οποίο μπορούν να εμπνεύσουν τον κόσμο της τεχνολογίας για την επίλυση του σημερινού προβλήματος της πολυμορφίας.

    Being an Iranian, he has co-founded Artbees as a WordPress-based company along with his brother and one other friend in Iran and was faced with the problem of global sanctions and embargoes against his country right in the verge of their startup. They had to find a way to solve this growing global problem within confines of law and move towards their dreams. He is gonna share his story of dealing with all the problems imposed to the citizens of a particular country from outer world and how they managed to successfully address them one by one and make a legal and successful business with 30+ members around the globe from different race, country, and religions. In the first section of his presentation, he will define the problem of diversity affecting the tech world in different forms. In the second part he will delineate how WordPress as an open community helped them address these problem with a focus on case study of the evolution of Artbees and in the last section he will conclude by a list of principles and practices WordPress and Automattic embrace to encourage diversity and how they can inspire the tech world to solve the current problem of diversity.

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  • Charles Earl: Distributed Diversity, building diversity and inclusion in distributed companies

    WordCamp Atlanta 2018Speaker: Charles Earl

    January 17, 2019 — This talk will discuss approaches to diversity and inclusion at distributed companies. One potential
    of a distributed company is that of global diversity. What is the reality? How are distributed companies
    working to increase workforce diversity, grow internal talent, increase internal engagement, and set new standards for cultural leadership?

    In this talk I’ll take a deep dive into efforts at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) and also look
    at efforts at companies such as Github.

  • Gaurav Pareek: Diversity And Inclusion In Open Source Communities – An Indian Perspective

    WordCamp Udaipur 2017Speaker: Gaurav Pareek

    July 17, 2017 — Gaurav works as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. He is in the web industry for about 8 years, and have donned a number of hats during this period, including startup founder, developer, designer, business manager, front office, 3d architectural designer, in-house developer etc.
    With this talk, he want to explain how he have perceived these issues during his involvement in communities over the years, and want to raise some questions about the current situation, and what can be done to improve (and what exactly do we call improvement in such a case).

  • Jenny Wong: We Didn’t Care About Diversity… What Happened Next Is Insane!

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Jenny Wong

    June 21, 2017 — As a conference speaker, community conference organiser and Open Source evangelist, Jenny loudly cheers people on to share knowledge and contribute back to Open Source projects. Her love for development goes beyond the screen and she is an advocate of both the PHP and WordPress communities.

    She said during her talk “What happens when you create an event and don’t care about diversity? What happens when you don’t listen to what everyone tells you but think in entirely different terms? This lightning talk will tell you what happened when I stopped caring about diversity and started thinking about event organisation in a different way. What we learned will blow your mind.”

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