As 2016 begins to draw to a close, many are looking to set goals for 2017 in terms of improving on diversity and inclusivity in technology fields. Whether it is through making conferences more accessible with things such as headphones, captioning, or quiet spaces to recharge, offering diversity scholarships for speakers, or welcoming people from diverse backgrounds or non-traditional paths into tech, we should all do our part to ensure the continued growth of the industry moving forward.
During OpenStackSummit Barcelona last month, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke with CloudDon CEO Sriram Subramanian. On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, Subramanian discusses his experience navigating a white male dominated industry as a man of color, the ways that the community as a whole can be more welcoming and inclusive to those from all lived experiences, and how the Women of OpenStack group is helping to improve upon the continued diversity initiatives at OpenStack.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PoBApRgYLt0