Volunteer-led strategies for helping the Drupal community


As Dries discussed in the DrupalCon Seattle Driesnote, open source has a serious diversity problem--and that includes our own Drupal community.

The Drupal Diversity & Inclusion (DDI) group is working to make the Drupal community more equitable and more successful. The group of volunteers was founded by and for marginalized individuals in the Drupal community in 2016. We work to create space for important discussions about the Drupal community and for initiatives that support historically-marginalized communities and further their inclusion in the Drupal project. We have over 650 people in our Slack channel, and hold multiple meetings each week.

This talk, presented by members of DDI’s leadership team, will discuss the specific issues facing the Drupal community, as well as what we are doing to address it. Our work includes: creating a safe discussion place for under-represented folks, offering a jobs board, building a resource library, providing workshops to help marginalized people speak at Drupal events, connecting contributors with mentors, providing leadership and advocacy on issues of diversity and inclusion, and more.

We can make the Drupal project better and stronger by making the Drupal community a place where a wider range of people can participate and contribute their knowledge and skills.

This talk will cover the importance of diversity in building a stronger community, where we've come from, where we're going, and how you can get involved.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why diversity is important to building a stronger community and platform.
  • Know what the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion group has been doing to improve representation, engagement, and leadership.
  • Help with plans for future DDI initiatives.
  • Get involved in diversity issues with DDI, or with your local community or your workplace.

Target Audience

Anyone who cares about the health and growth of the Drupal community, especially people who would like to learn more about how diversity, inclusion, and equity impact Drupal and what they can do to make it better.




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When & Where

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 21:15 to 22:00
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