Seattle, WA May 6, 2017
Community Is Contribution

I want to show how community outreach has kept a small open source project, Refuge Restrooms, moving and up to date. Creating welcoming avenues for newcomers, lowering barriers for communication and bringing people together has done so much to increase our contribution rate and quality. It has also helped foster teamwork and gratitude that can be difficult to build with a geographically sparse user and contributor group.

I'm also going to take a try at relating this to an office environment where community and inclusion tends to be an afterthought and underappreciated value.

A lot of this will stem from my personal experience, but it's not like the tech bubble is booming with trans app startup stories :)