T3B008: Women in the TYPO3 community

Contributors:
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avatar Anja Leichsenring
avatar Ben van 't Ende

Introduction & Sponsor

Guests: Ben & Anja

  • Ben van ‘t Ende (@benvantende) – TYPO3 Community Manager
  • Anja Leichsenring (@maddy2101) – One of the Extbase team leaders

Women in the community

  • Anja: It was easy to come into the community.
  • Ben: Estimated 1-2% women in the community. In general projects benefit from a good women-men-balance.
  • Anja: Sometimes I’m the guard for manners.
  • Ben: We think about having day care at events or even discount vouchers on event fees for women.
  • Anja: I do better in male dominated groups and can take bad jokes.
  • We are a white male community – what can we do about it?
  • Anja: If harassment happens, people have to stand up against it.
  • Ben: We have a really friendly and social community.
  • Sebastian: There’s always room for improvement. Look how other communities and events handle it. Good example: Anti Harassment Policy of the CCC. Bad example: Creeper Cards on the 29C3 event (not re:publica, sorry).

Episode title image: CC BY-SA 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/7677121484/

One thought on “T3B008: Women in the TYPO3 community

  1. Roland

    “…discount vouchers on event fees for women.”

    in my opinion this would be unfair and sexually discriminating. i can not beliefe this is really considered an option.

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