Diversity Statement

(Adapted from the Open Source and Feelings)

We welcome YOU.

We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.

We welcome you. You may wear a baby sling, hijab, a kippah, leather, piercings, a virtual divice, tattoos, or whatever you feel like.

We think accessibility for people with disabilities is a priority, not an afterthought. We think neurodiversity is a feature, not a bug. We believe in being inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of anyone who comes to us with good faith and the desire to build a community.

We have enough experience to know that we won’t get any of this perfect on the first try. But we have enough hope, energy, and idealism to want to learn things we don’t know now. We may not be able to satisfy everyone, but we can certainly work to avoid harming anyone. And we promise that if we get it wrong, we’ll listen carefully and respectfully to you when you point it out to us, and we’ll do our best to make good on our mistakes.

We recognize that inclusivity is not as simple as words on a page and just the statement that all are welcome. Sometimes we will need to step out of our comfort zones to make everyone feel welcome.

We welcome diversity because we believe it makes the tech community stronger and more productive. We believe diverse teams make better products. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and know that their contribution is important. We thought it was important to bring this discussion out into the open. We want more people involved in the community and we don’t want anyone to feel silenced. We are specifically interested in making the lesser heard voices heard.

We protect our creativity and our diversity through our Code of Conduct Please contact us with any comments, questions or requests.

Contact

For more information about the conference or partnership opportunities please contact

Joanna Moćko-Łazarewicz:
mail: joanna@itmatters.pl
phone: +48 534 966 689

Organiser:
Connecting the dots
Joanna Moćko-Łazarewicz
Wiosenna 53, 43100 Tychy, Poland
NIP: PL6462560788
REGON: 383084690

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