Travis Foundation


We're honored to contribute to the discussion around diversity, inclusion, and access to technology at the Travis Foundation, and want to help highlight the work of others who are doing the same.


  • "Talk about Nothing" - an examination of some of the rules that shape our experience, current society's roots in ancient philosophy, and how that impacts' our different realities in developing software today.
  • "The Responsibility of 'Diversity'" - why there's a need for improvements in diversity in technology, how to have a conversation about it, and what to do when things go wrong.

Reverse Discrimination

Codes of Conduct

  • "A Code of Conduct is Not Enough" - what can happen when a code of conduct is not followed at a conference, and lessons learned about managing code of conducts and events' culture
  • "Abuse is Not Ok" - an examination of abusive behavior in open source communities and what to do instead of making or allowing personal attacks to go on

Unconscious Bias


  • "Dissent Unheard Of" - a discussion of what is silencing, how to identify it, what it looks like when it's happening, and what to do if you see silencing happening
  • "Why Nerd Culture Must Die" - a discussion of how 'nerd culture' needs to respect the wider, and more diverse group of people who see themselves as 'nerds'
  • "There's no Merit in Meritocracy" - a discussion of how communities that pride themselves on meritocracy can have an inherit exclusivity because of how power is balanced and imbalanced; Contains strong language
  • "" - information website that collecting information about making conferences accessible and inclusive



Gender Pay Gap