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Free Course Explores Creating Inclusive Open Source Communities & Code

October 13, 2021Announcements

New online training aims to address persistent diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the technology industry

The recently released 2021 Open Source Jobs Report found that 18% of professionals in the open source community have experienced discrimination or been made to feel unwelcome due to personal characteristics. This reflects a 125% increase in reports of discrimination since 2018, making it essential for the technology industry generally – and open source community specifically – to take steps to address this ongoing issue.

This is only one of the reasons that we have partnered with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Inclusive Naming Initiative (INI) to release a new, free online training course, Inclusive Strategies for Open Source (LFC103). This course introduces resources and practical strategies for companies and open source communities looking to build inclusivity into their working spaces. It focuses on tactical strategies for executing around inclusivity by covering creating inclusive code bases through language choice, building out open source community policies around inclusivity, and strategies for businesses and enterprises.

LFC103 is designed specifically for open source community managers, open source maintainers, and other business and community leaders in the technology industry, however the course content can be of use to those working in any area of technology. The goal of the course is to increase awareness of these issues and provide specific strategies to take on inclusivity and diversity issues in communities. It also provides a toolkit to use to create inclusive online communities.

The new course can be completed in only one hour, and consists of four chapters of materials in addition to a final exam. The chapters include:

  • Chapter 1. Course Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Inclusive Code Bases
  • Chapter 3. Making Language Changes Happen
  • Chapter 4. Inclusive Processes

LFC103 is available for immediate enrollment at no cost here.

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