Minneapolis, MN April 9, 2016
Decoupling from (Bad) Shibboleths in the Software Developer Community

Shibboleths are ways for members of a group to infer who belongs and who does not. They're usually an indicator of underlying issues or successes in terms of a group establishing a welcoming culture. Does that mean that shibboleths are always bad? Not necessarily! The software developer community has both good and bad ones. We'll go over both kinds in this talk and what we can do to encourage the good ones and eliminate the bad ones.