Jul 26 – 31, 2023
Europe/Riga timezone

Community building and best DEI practices in Free and Open Source Communities

Jul 26, 2023, 11:40 AM
25 Minute Presentation Community Building and Diversity


Anisa Kuci


As an active contributor of FLOSS projects in different countries and in the last few years specifically in Italy I have gained the experience of different communities and countries at scale; as a consequence also very different perspectives.
In this presentation I am going to share the experience I have gained in community building in the small and newborn communities and the experience during my work for some of the same projects in Italy.
In the Free Software environment, active communities are the key factor in bringing forward the project. Exchanging knowledge and experience among different projects is important in order to learn from one another new ways to engage the community and understand what are some factors that might influence positively within each community. I will also bring my experience on how to work with the Diversity Equity and Inclusion, as an important key for a healthy environment.

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I have been active in the Free Libre Open Source Software world for many years, initially in Albania where I am originally from and later in Italy where I currently live.
In 2022 I was part of the organizing team for different internationali FLOSS events including LAS, GUADEC, FOSS4G and State of the Map.
I work for Wikimedia Italia as the national referent for OpenStreetMap and community support for the Italian Wikimedia and OpenStreetMap communities. I am a member of the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group of the OpenStreetMap Foundation and a member of cOSMopolIT, a group dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion within the Italian OpenStreetMap community.

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