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Inclusive Open Source Community Orientation (LFC102)

Created in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), this free orientation course is designed to provide you with essential background knowledge and practical skills to create an inclusive culture in the open source community.

Who Is It For

This course is for everyone involved or looking to become involved in open source software communities.
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What You’ll Learn

The content of this course covers facts about diversity in tech, the importance of diversity for innovation, the basics of unconscious and societal bias, and how to recognize the different ways unconscious bias presents itself in technical environments. The course also provides the knowledge and skills to recognize, appreciate, and include people of differing races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities and other identity categories and promote inclusivity and diversity in open source communities.
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What It Prepares You For

By the end of this course, you will gain essential background knowledge and skills to promote inclusivity, diversity and equality in open source communities.
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Course Outline
Module 1. The Case for Diversity
Module 2. Unconscious Bias, Racism and Sexism
Module 3. Making Change

There are no requirements for this course.
Sep 2021
Good amount of content--succinct, but with enough memorable examples to drive the points home.
Sep 2021
The knowledge imparted, and reality checks about how small actions can have greater impacts on the community, both in a negative and positive manner, was very insightful.
Aug 2021
It was simple and to the point. There were definitely a few key points brought up that I will try to be mindful of in the future, things I might not have otherwise considered.
Jun 2021
Important information was given without it being too long, which can be an issue with everything currently being online.
Jun 2021
It gave a nice overview of issues contributing to the lack of diversity in open source, and showed why it is a problem.