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Monday, June 29 • 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Diversity & Inclusion Badging Program - Matt Germonprez & Matt Snell, University of Nebraska at Omaha

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The proposed session aims to increase understanding of the open source project and event practices that encourage greater diversity and wider inclusion of people from different backgrounds. Diversity in open source is opaque to participants, newcomers, and stakeholders because contributors are distributed, and in many cases are an agglomeration of individuals in different locations.

The goal of a Diversity & Inclusion Badging Program is to encourage projects and events to obtain D&I badges for reasons of pride, leadership, self-reflection, and self-improvement on issues critical to building the Internet as a social good. This includes: (1) establishing an environment where projects and events can engage in the badging program, (2) aligning the badging program with best practices, guidelines and recommendations from D&I efforts on the CHAOSS project, (3) connecting with existing badging standards creating badge classes (e.g., gold, silver, and bronze), and (4) Building an open, peer-review system for the D&I Badging Program.

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Matt Germonprez

Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, University of Nebraska Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Chair of Information Science & Technology and Professor of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to... Read More →

Matt Snell

Student, Bitergia
Matt is an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Matt has been involved with the CHAOSS project for two years, having contributed to several working groups, including Risk and Diversity & Inclusion.

Monday June 29, 2020 2:05pm - 2:55pm CDT
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