ElixirConf 2017 - ElixirBridge How Do We Shape Community - Anna Neyzberg
We talk about Elixir as powerful language - concurrent, fault-tolerant, scalable. What about the power of the community? With code we can shape the language. Yet how do we shape a community?
Having spent years doing community organizing in other technical communities, I recently co-founded ElixirBridge - a volunteer run organization that puts on free weekend long workshops to teach Elixir and Phoenix to underrepresented populations in tech.
Creating ElixirBridge involved applying knowledge learned from many past experiences, both successes and failures.
Using ElixirBridge as an example, this talk will shed light on the process of creating a inclusive welcoming community. It will cover what to think about when starting, what has worked, what has not, how to make something sustainable, and why community is important.
It will attempt to answer the question - “how do we build a successful inclusive community and then have the community be self-sustaining?”