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After one day at FOSDEM I'm left with mixed feelings. Yes, many of the talks are quite interesting, but that's about it with the positive news.

The cowd is almost creapily homogenous, only men in my age, skin color, background, etc.

It's 6pm and I'm in my first talk where a woman participates. But she wasn't allowed to give the talk on her own, a white man my age is doing most of the talking, even though se clearly is the one with the more interesting stuff to say.

They really need to do a much better job in choosing the speakers, this will also attract a more diverse crowd.

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Despite the fact that diversity is a real issue in FLOSS and we totally have to work on it: are you aware that the FOSDEM organizers don't choose talks but the „dev rooms“ organize talks themselves?

Viktor Lindgren Tobias Vehkajärvi Oscar Andreasson Tobias Olausson Mikael Söderberg Stephanie Pannek

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