Open Source Needs to Deliver Diversity

Open Source Needs to Deliver Diversity

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 5:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Global Diversity & Inclusion


In this contributed post, Christine Flounders, regional manager for engineering at Bloomberg L.P. London explains the importance of diversity in open source. 

Tech’s gender gap is no secret. It has been widely discussed for a decade, yet little progress has been made. In the five years between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of women in tech jobs in the UK increased from 17% to just 18%. This figure is underwhelming to say the least, but there is one critical area of technology where the gender gap is even wider.

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