Portland, OR October 1, 2016
Using Privilege Arbitrage to Increase Inclusion

It's well documented that most tech cultures (companies, FLOSS projects, hacker spaces, etc) are NOT inclusive. But how do you move an existing culture from less inclusive to more inclusive? Privilege Arbitrage, based on an awareness of one's own privilege & how it compares to those around them, is a method I'm proposing. By actively using one's higher situational privilege to benefit those with lower situational privilege, cultures can be changed. After a brief explanation, practical examples will be provided. I don't promise they'll be easy.