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Wednesday, July 7 • 17:00 - 17:50
BoF: Boost the diversity in your community: Outreachy and other internship-mentorship initiatives

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Systemic bias and discrimination in STEM are a persisting threat to productive, diverse communities and a thriving society 👥✨. Outreachy’s mission is to provide anyone who faces underrepresentation an opportunity to make their first contributions to open source. These may involve coding 👾, but non-programming work is very welcome as well, such as design, documentation, content writing, user experience, marketing, or organizing events 🌈.

However, this BoF isn't only about Outreachy, but about any internship and mentorship! 😊

    🧲 Are you interested in bringing new talents to your community or just curious how it works?

    🔮 Or are you an intern or internship applicant wanting to contribute to open source and open science, and to meet others?

    📖 Or do you perhaps want to discuss how to be a mentor, with other fresh mentors-in-progress?

Then come have a friendly chat with past and current interns, internship applicants, and mentors! 🐙

Flocking Spaces:
  • During BoF: Zoom (link removed)
  • Shared notes: HackMD (link to anonymised version will be added in a bit)
  • There is also a dedicated sofa table in the Galactic Cafe, Floor 2 (Outreachy table), to hang around before and after the BoF.
  • Slack: #bof-interns

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Matúš Kalaš

Senior researcher, University of Bergen
Open science|source|society|education, EDAM ontology, ELIXIR Norway, bio.tools, GTrack

Hager Eldakroury

Outreachy Intern, EDAM


Outreachy Intern, EDAM

Wednesday July 7, 2021 17:00 - 17:50 CEST
Galactic Cafe https://live.remo.co/e/galaxy-social-event Training, BoFs and Social hours will use the Galactic Cafel as a base for conversation. Training groups and BoFs may link out to external spaces like Zoom or Google meet, as needed.