Here’s a summary of our meeting from Friday 8th December,
During the last call, most of our members could not make it to the call. So Anna and I chatted about some of the topics.
Here are the Takeaways
DEI resources and reference guides: [Anna]We should include general introductory content on DEI & open source, also add gender programs and resources. [Anita] Added a category that offers grants and funding for underrepresented group, and looked for more programs and communities on Accessibility
How do we align our goals for 2024?: [Justin’s comment] mentioned that another goal worth looking into is finding more ways to share common DEI building blocks between communities. [Anna] This is an essential topic that needs the input of everyone on the team.
An Open Letter to the Python Software Foundation: [Anita] This topic can be extended to the general public via our podcasts or a webinar, but that could be included in our activities for 2024. [Anna]This would be a worthy discussion for this working group, so I would be more inclined to plan a podcast to discuss this more.
- Should we create a podcast on this @RichardLitt or make this a webinar?
Identify more programs that cater to folks with disability, gender programs, and OSS grants for underrepresented groups
Using this voting poll, we will determine if we should have a brief meeting to discuss our goals for 2024 or have async discussions on discourse.
- Yes, I will be available
- No, I will not be available, but I will follow up in the chat
You can refer to the meeting notes for the full discussions - Thanks to Anita for taking Notes: Sustain DEI WG Discussions
Additional feedback on these discussions are also welcome. If you have any comments/questions/remarks, please feel free to add them to the document.
Next Call: ** To be announced after our Poll **
Complements of the season!