Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Tuesday Training: Why is diversity important — To WordPress and YOUR local community?

Posted by Dot Org Community on October 19, 2021 at 1:00 am
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The WordPress Community is putting more and more effort into diversity. Why? And why is the Community asking you to get on board with this vision, too? At all tech events — and WordPress is no exception — diversity is a point of concern. Even if your event already seems diverse to you, there is always more that you can do to make sure that people from all walks of life not only feel included, but valued. There may even be members of other underrepresented groups who you hadn’t considered yet who would benefit from your event. What do we mean by diversity? If everyone who comes to your event looks alike or comes from the same background, your event is not diverse. We often think of diversity in terms of gender, race, or sexuality… but it also includes class, caste, ability, age, and more. Let’s talk now about seven reasons why diversity in WordPress events is beneficial to WordPress and your local community: How Does Diversity Benefit WordPress? 1. Diverse events reflect the diversity of WordPress users “WordPress can be used by anybody, so it should also be built by anybody.”— Josepha Haden Chomphosy (@chanthaboune), WordPress Executive Director, WordCamp…

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