Well, I guess any "non-majority" person, but I was thinking specifically of women ONLY because I'm a woman and I'd be willing to do something as far as coordinating. And possibly two or more non-location based chapters (i.e., one for gender, one for PoC).
And I wasn't really thinking of a separate conference (though that would be cool, but no one can afford more than one conference these days, can they?) but an additional meeting at the main con AND a separate e-mail list.
But I'm just throwing that out as venues that would be attractive/encouraging to me and things I know that I could do right now.
(Wow, I thought people would hate this concept, but me, I like it...)
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jonathan Rochkind
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Sounds possibly interesting. Other than a word, what would that be exactly, and what would be the goals of it? Do you mean a different conference, or listserv, or what?
On 11/28/2012 3:34 PM, Salazar, Christina wrote:
> And/or Code4Lib4[I hate that word minority, but cannot think of
> another for here, but maybe you get what I mean]
> Not trying to splinter, but that might be one way to encourage diversity but again, without implication that ANYONE would be excluded.
> (Inspired by
> http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Womens-Ruby-on-Rails-Group/ )
> Christina Salazar
> Systems Librarian
> John Spoor Broome Library
> California State University, Channel Islands
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