Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

Empowering Open-Source Communities: Strategies for Building Contributor Engagement in Underrepresented Geographic Regions

Jul 20, 2024, 1:45 PM
250-Turnhalle | Track 1

250-Turnhalle | Track 1

40 Minute Presentation - In Person Community Building and Diversity


Regina Nkenchor (GNOME)


Open-source projects strive to build communities of contributors in geographic areas where they have little or no presence. The goal of this talk is to provide strategies for engaging contributors in underrepresented regions. Certain geographic locations within open-source projects may have limited contributor engagement, posing unique challenges. These areas offer diverse potential contributors, necessitating tailored approaches to effectively engage and integrate new contributors.

Author(s) Bio

Regina is a software engineer who currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors at GNOME. She is the Founder of the GNOME Africa community, leading efforts to expand GNOME's presence within the African open-source community. Additionally, Regina is an OSPO (Open Source Program Office) Ambassador at IKEA, where she advocates for open-source initiatives and fosters collaboration.

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