Episode 44: Community – Open Source, Call for Proposals

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TalkScript Episode 44

In the first episode of our 6-part series from JSConf US 2019, we talk with Tierney Cyren and Peter Aitken around the theme of community.

We chat with Tierney about how communities often grow best organically, almost by accident. That some of the things we try to impose on communities are things like trying to mimic other communities, creating red tape before it’s necessary, and limiting use cases to the project’s original vision.

Peter joins us to talk about Global Diversity CFP Day, how it got started, how it aims to increase the visibility of underrepresented, marginalized groups, how it’s grown, and how it’s impacted events already. If you’re interested in hosting your own Global Diversity CFP Day, stay tuned for the end of the interview where Peter talks about what this looks like and how to make attendees feel safe.

Speakers
Neil Roberts on Twitter
Nick Nisi on Twitter
Sam Menza on Twitter
Tierney Cyren on Twitter
Peter Aitken on Twitter

Show Notes
Below are links to the resources and topics mentioned during this episode.

Tierney Cyren
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Peter Aitken
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Global diversity CFP day

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