September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 3:10pm - 3:35pm
(VIRTUAL) Unlocking Open Source Communities’ Potential: Community Handbook Best Practices to Foster Inclusivity and Diversity - Jaskirat Singh, CHAOSS / The Linux Foundation & Nuritzi Sanchez, GitLab Inc.

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A Community Handbook is a living document that contributes to a healthier and more open internet by allowing communities to work in a more transparent, asynchronous way. This is critical to allowing more people from all kinds of backgrounds to begin participating and contributing to communities -- and it’s also good for holding communities accountable. During this session, we’ll share examples of community handbooks we’ve helped write, and we’ll go over some initial best practices for creating community handbooks that can help build stronger, more diverse, and open communities. By the end of this session, we hope the audience will be inspired to begin, or contribute to, their own Community Handbook. We will point them to resources to help them get started. We submitted this topic as a discussion for MozFest. During that session, we gave a short presentation of what community handbooks are and why they are important. We then broke out into groups to brainstorm more best practices and ways to get more communities to adopt community handbooks. This session will differ since it will not be a discussion. Instead, we will do a deeper dive into what community handbooks are and we will share some of our learnings from the discussion at Mozfest.

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Nuritzi Sanchez

Sr. Open Source Program Manager, GitLab Inc.
Nuritzi is currently the Sr. Open Source Program Manager at GitLab where she runs the GitLab for Open Source program. She is a founding team member of Endless, a company making Linux-based computers for users with little to no internet access, and she is a former President and Chairperson... Read More →
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Jaskirat Singh

Open Source Research Strategist and Tech Writer, CHAOSS / The Linux Foundation
Jaskirat is an open source research strategist and tech diversity community management specialist. He develops new, and improves existing, computer-based technologies, systems, and solutions in advanced open source ecosystems. He has worked with various open source communities, helping... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 3:10pm - 3:35pm PDT
MeetingPlay Platform + Virtual Learning Lab