Response to the PSF retrospective on the DjangoCon Africa grant process

Background Some background first. In December 2023, an open letter was sent to the Python Software Foundation from “organisers in the pan-African Python community… ...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Image Resources

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Image Resources is a community to store key images on DEI that has alt-text to make it easier to share....

Short qualitative review of the report “Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations”

This is a short qualitative review of the recommendations provided in the summary of the report “Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM...

Constant challenge to host accessible events

I went to an event with my family to the cinemas and had a good time, but it wasn’t all good. This is an...

Open Source Software Communities and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

I recently was at a workshop that wanted to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion within an open source software community. One thing that stood...

Feedback from the eResearch NZ conference

I recently gave the “Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Senior Leadership” workshop at eResearch NZ 2022 which I am glad to report I received...

Response to a LinkedIn post from the Australian Federal Police about child sexual exploitation

It is not a good situation for a national police force to ignore child sexual abuse for some people and worry about it for...

Feedback on UKRI EDI Strategy

This is my feedback for the UKRI EDI Strategy. The UKRI has asked for the community to provide feedback on this EDI strategy and...

Measuring social impact

I know social impact is really difficult to measure, especially in diversity, equity, and inclusion. But it always causes a moment’s hesitation when I...

Rules don’t always help, most of the time a framework is needed

I do worry a little about perscriptive “rules” based on limited intersectionality as I think rules don’t work in reality, as it gets too...