Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

Ways to encourage newcomers to join GNOME

Not scheduled
Workshop - In Person Community Building and Diversity


Anisa Kuci


This workshop is a structured and guided path focused on bringing newcomers closer to GNOME and helping old and new community members to engage and interact actively with each other in a constructive way by organizing different sessions.
We are going to put in practice collaborative methods and games to encourage participants to engage actively and significantly with other community members. The aim is to create an offline platform for community members to share thoughts and ideas while being in a safe and friendly space. Through this workshop I would like to share my experience of working with many diverse people from a wide variety of FLOSS communities.

We are going to organize dedicated moments of open discussion on how the community is evolving and what can be done to make our community spaces even more accessible and welcoming to new contributors.

Author(s) Bio

I have been active in the Free Libre Open Source Software world for more than a decade, 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 international FLOSS events including LAS and GUADEC.

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