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From Austin Bennett <whatwouldausti...@gmail.com>
Subject Diversity / Inclusion
Date Sun, 31 Mar 2019 02:19:08 GMT
Hi Apache Community,

This is related to recent discussions, but I'm looking for practical
suggestions for a concrete initiative, so not jumping in on those threads.

Working with the administration at a local community college - looking at
methods for training some English as a second language - and immigrant (to
the USA) - students to learn things coding/computing.  Computer Science is
an 'impacted' major, meaning students are not even able to gain access to
those classes, so there is motivation to figure out how to expand those
capabilities.

This has me exploring putting things together to train these students.
Outside of the technical skills, I am imagining teaching them about (and
encourage living by) the Apache Way, and thoughts around encouraging this
mentality from the outset ("meritocracy" as a quite loaded word, for
example).  It seems such awareness would be beneficial to people as they
are learning (and anyone); In addition this might serve as a pipeline for
the future for people that would contribute positively to Apache.

Anything else I should be looking at outside of the website:
https://community.apache.org ?

Thanks,
Austin

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