Diversity-friendly software at SXSW 2017

Jon Pincus
A Change Is Coming
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6 min readMar 10, 2017


Shireen Mitchell and I talked about Diversity-Friendly Software at SXSW 2017. Here’s the video

And here’s the slides.

We covered a lot! Here a list of references, along with some notes.


Best Practices

The Open Source Bridge wiki has additional links on many of these topics.

Diverse representation, inclusive culture, equitable policies

Setting intention


Flexible, optional, self-identification

Emerging techniques

Gender HCI, Feminist HCI, Post-Colonial Computing, Anti-Oppressive Design, and Design Justice has a more detailed, and more recent, reference list.

Gender HCI

Threat modeling and harassment

Algorithmic Bias

Originally published at A Change Is Coming.



Jon Pincus
A Change Is Coming

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