Dec 1 – 3, 2023
Asia/Kathmandu timezone

Community building - How to welcome newcomers in GNOME

Dec 2, 2023, 12:15 PM
50m
Workshop: IN PERSON Track A

Speaker

Anisa Kuci

Description

As an active contributor of FLOSS projects in different countries in Europe and in the last few years specifically in Italy I have gained the experience of different communities and countries at scale and as a consequence very different perspectives.
In this session I am going to use the experience I have gained in community building to have an interactive workshop with the participants.
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 well, as an important key for a healthy environment.
It will be a walk through that will include some best practices on growing a local community and some tips and tricks to help keeping community members active and have a positive, inclusive and friendly environment that makes it easier for newcomers to join.

Tracks Community Building and Diveristy
Talk Description In this session I am going to use the experience I have gained in community building to have an interactive workshop with the participants. 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.
Author(s) Bio 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.
Pronouns She/Her
Twitter and/or Mastodon Handle AnisaKuci
Where are you located? Italy
Do you need travel sponsorship from GNOME Foundation in order to join our event? Yes

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