New York City, NY August 20, 2017
On Quiet Developers

Open Source contributions are one of the most common de facto means to judging the competency of engineers, despite frequently resulting in the further marginalization of already marginalized people. In this talk, I'll coin the term "Quiet Developer" for developers who are active, engaged, but to the eyes of many completely invisible for many reasons. I'll dive into how developers like us survive, what employers can do to empower us, and in doing so ultimately chip away at the monolithic idea of "community engagement", highlighting instead the many less-visible communities so many of us are part of.