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Becoming a 10x Developer

So when I first heard the concept of the 10x engineer, I was confused. How could someone be so talented that it overshadows the power of teamwork? In my experience, individual excellence is necessary, but not sufficient, for greatness. Focusing purely on individual achievement misses the larger...
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Successful women in technology raise more than capital. They raise awareness, they raise the bar, and they raise their voices.

Raising More than Capital: Successful Women in Technology

One of my employees chooses a word at the beginning of each year to guide her personal and professional development efforts. Last year the word she selected was “Rise.” She told me it inspired her to elevate not only her skills, but the quality of her relationships, her attitude toward life and her...
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Why Are There Few Women in Tech? Watch a Recruiting Session

Tech companies have employed a host of tactics to help lift the scant number of women and minorities who work within their ranks, like anti-bias training, affinity groups, and software that scans job postings for gendered language. Yet the numbers remain dire. Of men with science, technology...
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Why You Should Care About Diversity and Inclusion

Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Atlassian, joins us in this latest edition of The New Stack Makers podcast to talk about the difference between diversity and inclusion and why anyone should care. “Diversity is being invited to the party,” she said. “Inclusion is being glad...
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Linux Foundation Continues to Emphasize Diversity and Inclusiveness at Events

This has been a pivotal year for Linux Foundation events. Our largest gatherings, which include Open Source Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Open Networking Summit, and Cloud Foundry Summit, attracted a combined 25,000 people from 4,500 different organizations globally....
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Tech Ageism and the Myth of the ‘Digital Native’

A majority of workers over 30 are worried about losing their jobs because of the ageism in tech, according to a recent report from Visier, an employee data analytics company. It pulled HR data from over 100 enterprise companies and mining the data to obtain answers to workforce questions and the...
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Why the Open Source Community Needs a Diverse Supply Chain

At this year's Opensource.com Community Moderator's meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst made a comment that stuck with me. "Open source's supply chain is source code," he said, "and the people making up that supply chain aren't very diverse." Diversity and inclusivity in...
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Beat the Biggest Threat to the Open Organization: Bias

Bias is the single greatest threat to the open organization. This is no exaggeration. In traditional organizations, responsibilities for evaluating ideas, strategies, contributions—even people—typically fall on (presumably) trained managers. In open organizations, that responsibility rests with...
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Chasing Grace: A New Documentary Series about Women in Tech

After hearing several women in tech, smart women with bright futures, talk about leaving their jobs, Jennifer Cloer, Founder/Lead Consultant, reTHINKitPR, decided to launch the “Chasing Grace Project,” a six-episode documentary series about women in tech. The trailer debuted at the recent Linux...
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Rupa Dachere, shown here speaking at Diversity Empowerment Summit, created Codechix, which is dedicated to the education, advocacy, and mentoring of women engineers in industry and academia. (Image: Open SourceCraft)

What You Missed at the Diversity Empowerment Summit

"If you're not being actively inclusive then you're being exclusive," said Swarna Podila at the Diversity Empowerment Summit, a day of talks on increasing diversity, inclusion, and empowerment in the open source community. The event took place at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles and was produced...
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