Building an inclusive (and fun!) Julia community

07/29/2022, 1:10 PM1:20 PM UTC
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Abstract:

A critical component of any programming language’s potential for impact is the diversity of its community! A supportive, inclusive community draws in new learners, brings fresh perspectives to package development, and ultimately expands the reach a language has.

Description:

In this talk, we focus on the advances in gender diversity that have been made by the Julia community this year: from the development of the new beginner-level live course “Learn Julia with Us” to the continued outreach, community building and mutual support by Julia Gender Inclusive as a whole.

Kyla and Julia will share their experiences in co-organizing Julia Gender Inclusive and an equivalent group in the R community. The talk hopes to inspire and share tips for fostering a community that is inclusive and accessible, encouraging underrepresented groups to learn and lead with confidence, and creating an atmosphere that is supportive for all, no matter their background!

Platinum sponsors

Julia ComputingRelational AIJulius Technology

Gold sponsors

IntelAWS

Silver sponsors

Invenia LabsBeacon BiosignalsMetalenzASMLG-ResearchConningPumas AIQuEra Computing Inc.Jeffrey Sarnoff

Media partners

Packt PublicationGather TownVercel

Community partners

Data UmbrellaWiMLDS

Fiscal Sponsor

NumFOCUS