[OpenStack Foundation] Suggestions about OpenStack Diversity?

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Mar 30 22:50:11 UTC 2015

Assuming it's correct.  I tend to identify as sql injection every chance I
get.   But we should provide data anonymization upon request.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 6:14 PM, Roland Chan <roland at aptira.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Roland
> 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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