[OpenStack Foundation] Suggestions about OpenStack Diversity?

Roland Chan roland at aptira.com
Mon Mar 30 22:14:06 UTC 2015

The membership DB has gender, location and dietary preference/allergy
information. It should be trivial to get that data into the open and quite
easy to display it on the website on an ongoing basis.

On 31/03/2015 8:58 AM, "matt" <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:

> We can do some level of analysis against stackalytics currently but it's
> pretty fuzzy logic.
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Roland Chan <roland at aptira.com> wrote:
>> >> Create a diversity or inclusion policy with specific measureable
>> objectives.
>> >>
>> > What type of objectives would you suggest?
>> The Foundation should represent its members in some way. Without wanting
>> to presuppose the outcome of a member satisfaction survey, metrics that
>> showed the correlation or lack thereof between the makeup of the members
>> and the makeup of the organisation that serves them may point towards a
>> goal. Or not if the membership is happy with the job that is being done.
>> Typical goals include:
>> - increasing diversity of the board
>> - increasing the diversity of senior management
>> - increasing the diversity of the workforce
>> to a level that improves on the current situation.
>> I'm presupposing here that the Foundation actually supports the concept
>> of diversity as strength. The very first goal should be to write and
>> publish this commitment. A quick google didn't find anything.
>> Basically: requirements (commitment to diversity), design (setting some
>> goals), execution (holding people accountable for reaching those goals).
>> >> One starting point would be to have the foundation regularly or
>> continuously report on itself (board and staff at a minimum.
>> >>
>> > We create these (Jonathan gives a report twice a year and Alan produces
>> one annually).  Perhaps the issue is distribution.
>> Maybe. It should be on the website somewhere fairly prominent, and may as
>> well be generated from live data if possible. There are plenty of examples
>> of how the wider tech industry does this. Usually with circular graphs.
>> Roland
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