Config Management Camp 2023 Ghent

How to maintain a diverse team
2023-02-07, 14:25–14:50, D Aud

Maintaining a good balance in a diverse team can be difficult, but it is definitiely worth the effort. I would like to share with you what I have learned to make working together with our differences more easy, fun and productive.

People coming from different walks of life can bring a lot of different perspectives to your project. Having a lot of different views on issues can, and will help you find solutions that you would never have thought of.

Building and maintaining a diverse team comes with a lot of unique challenges - most marginalised people have been facing dicrimination and micro aggressions their whole lives.

In order to make everyone feel welcome and maintain a healthy team dynamic you need to try to view the world from their eyes and make sure, that the environment you create is not a hostile one.
I would like to help you get a better feeling for which conversations to have, and which measures to take to make your colleagues and team members feel welcome.

Feu has been working in tech for 7 years, as a front end developer, web designer, accessibility consultant and now as a Development Advocate taking care of community and customer relations.

They speak at conferences, do Git / GitLab trainings and are working together with the community to make sure that everyone is taken care of.