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EPISODE 32

Harnessing Collective Knowledge: Open Source Strategies for an Inclusive Tech Industry

In today’s episode, John Duisberg chats with Demetris White Cheatham, Chief of Staff to the CEO at GitHub. Discover how GitHub's innovative approach to open sourcing knowledge and building a vibrant community is revolutionizing the tech industry's approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Demetris shares insights into GitHub's transition to a fully remote company and how it contributes to their ability to foster diversity and inclusion on a global scale. Learn about the four pillars of their DEI strategy: People, Philanthropy/Social Impact, Policy, and Platform, and how they synergistically work together to achieve better outcomes that have a lasting impact for generations.

Explore GitHub's community-driven initiatives, such as ALL IN, an open-source DEI community, and their partnership with stakeholders from across the industry, creating a collective force for positive change. Uncover how GitHub measures progress and accountability through surveys and initiatives like the maintainers listening tour, enabling them to continuously improve and make data-driven decisions. Don't miss this engaging episode that showcases the transformative power of open sourcing knowledge and fostering community to create a more inclusive and equitable tech industry.

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