Kim is taking some much needed time off, so enjoy this keynote presentation from the 2017 Nodevember conference.
Since technology now literately touches almost everyone and it is no longer the playground of just a few, it isn’t economically prudent to build products and services that don’t reflect the needs and desires of large portions of the population. So it makes sense that technology communities are now focused on attracting a more inclusive and diverse membership. But how do you turn the focus into a successful plan of action? Community Engineering, which is an approach that can be used once the decision has been made pursue these kinds of community growth initiatives.
Community Engineering – Is the intentional and skillful effort of creating environments which support the sharing of common attitudes, interests, and goals in order to grow a more diverse and inclusive technology community.
Community – a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
Engineering – to arrange, manage, or carry through by skillful or artful execution