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Awesome Diversity Awesome

A curated list of amazingly awesome articles, websites and resources about diversity in technology.

This list contains a variety of resources on diversity, more specifically diversity in tech, including posts, talks, actionable resources, conferences, social media advocates and more. The goal of the list is to provide quick access to information on diversity to tech companies and communities that are willing to do better in their everyday actions to make the tech industry a more inclusive place, and to individuals that look for further reading on topics that might interest them about diversity and equity in the tech field.

Always work in progress.

Contents

Organizations

Organizations bringing diversity to tech.

  • Algorithmic Justice League - Collective that aims to fight algorithmic bias.
  • Black Girls Code - Organization devoted to showing the world that black girls can code.
  • Bridge Troll - Events organized by volunteers to empower people with technology.
  • Code 2040 - Through a variety of programs and fellowships, Code2040 is a great initiative creating opportunities in tech for Black and Latinx talent.
  • Codebar - Codebar is a non-profit initiative that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running regular programming workshops.
  • Code Liberation - Code Liberation catalyzes the creation of digital games and creative technologies by women, nonbinary, femme, and girl-identifying people to diversify STEAM fields.
  • Consensual Software - An open source project advocating for better use consent in software design.
  • Diversity Charter - Charter to show that you care about diversity.
  • Django Girls - Non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organize programming workshops.
  • FrameShift Consulting - FrameShift open sources their fantastic Ally Skills Workshop, Conference incident response materials and many other resources allowing to scale creating welcoming, inclusive, diverse cultures.
  • Fund Club - Fund Club raises money to numerous initiatives for mental health, diversity, inclusion, anti-harassment and more.
  • Girl Develop It - Nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.
  • Girls Who Code - Organization which aims to close the gender gap in technology.
  • GoodForPoc53 19 - List of inclusive companies for people of color in tech.
  • Hack The Hood - Non-profit organization that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech.
  • Hidden Genius Project - Program to connect young black males with all they need to become high-performing entrepreneurs and technologists.
  • Kapor Center - The Kapor family of organizations works to remove barriers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and tech careers for underrepresented people of color.
  • Open Sourcing Mental Illness - Open Sourcing Mental Illness is a non-profit corporation dedicated to raising awareness, educating, and providing resources to support mental wellness in the tech and open source communities.
  • ParadigmIQ - Paradigm offers a range of workshops, training and assessments aiding in diversity, inclusion, belonging, retention and more.
  • People Of Creativity - Organization that focuses on creating a community that shares opportunities, experiences and ideas ultimately bettering the representation of minorities throughout creative industries.
  • PHP Women - An inclusive & global network providing support within the PHP community.
  • Ping A Programadoras - Group of women and people of non-binary gender whose purposes are the reflection and empowerment in the field of technology.
  • Project Include - Non-profit organization that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry.
  • PyLadies - International mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community.
  • Rails Girls - Organization which aims to give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas.
  • Rails Girls Summer Of Code - Rails Girls Summer of Code is a global fellowship program aimed at bringing more diversity into Open Source.
  • R-Ladies - A worl-wide organization to promote gender diversity in the R community.
  • Scala Bridge - Building an inclusive Scala community with introductory programming workshops for women.
  • She++ - Non-profit organization that works to empower underrepresented groups in technology by dismantling negative stereotypes surrounding technical careers.
  • Techtonica - Techtonica partners with tech companies to offer tech apprenticeships with stipends and job placement to Bay Area women and non-binary, feminine-adjacent adults with low incomes.
  • Teens Exploring Technology - Encourages inner city teenage Black and Latino males to become catalysts of change in urban communities.
  • TLA Women In Tech - Working group dedicated to increasing gender balance and equality in tech.
  • Trans*H4CK - Trans*H4CK empowers trans, gender non conforming, agender and nonbinary people through improving access to social services, promoting gender safety and community sustainability while bringing visibility to trans* tech innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Women Techmakers - Google's program that provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.
  • Women Who Code - Women Who Code is a global community empowering women to excel in technology fields through resources, job boards, conference scholarships and other member benefits.
  • Women Who Tech - Nonprofit organization to bring together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology to transform the world and inspire change.
  • Wonder Women Tech - Organization that produces year-round programming and national and international conferences that highlight, educate, and celebrate women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), innovation and entrepreneurialism.
  • YesWeTech - Feminist community working for an egalitarian and proud culture of women interested in technology.

Conferences

The following is a list of conferences that make a special effort to be inclusive and encourage diversity

  • AlterConf - AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries.
  • Elixir With Love - Elixir With Love is a proactive conference with the mission of introducing developers to this exciting new language and building a diverse Elixir community.
  • Lambda World - Lambda World is a functional programming conference with an ideology of empowering underrepresented minorities in tech. In this mindset, we have a few actions we follow such as creating grants to cover tickets and accommodation, hosting inclusive workshops, and making conferences more accessible to individuals finding it hard to be away from their families, by providing tourist activities, and necessities like cribs and strollers.

Ally Resources

The following are collections of various types of resources (talks, documents, blog posts etc) for being an ally in any diversity efforts.

Actionable Resources

The following is a list of individual resources with actionable items for being an ally in any diversity efforts.

Posts

Both articles and posts on diversity and inclusiveness in technology.

Talks

Talks and presentations about diversity, consensual software and safe communities.

Advocates

People who publicly support and empower underrepresented groups in tech.

  • FolksWhoCode - Organization which aims for a more rich and diverse tech community.

Books

Books that offer deep insights on diversity and inclusiveness in technology.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for more details. Here you have the alphabetical list of contributors of this repository.


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