Hacking In-Group
Bias
for Fun and Profit
About Me
Kat Toomajian (MissKat, zarhooie)
Dreamwidth Studios, LLC
50-60 active volunteers
2/3rds are women
65% never code...
Why This Talk
General perceptions
Open Source is insular
You have to be working on the project to work on the project
If y...
Science Words: Basics
Ingroup vs outgroup
Ingroup = us
Outgroup = them
Ingroup bias
Preferential treatment
Ingroup favorit...
Science Words: Advanced
Minimal Group Paradigm
Dividing into groups based on meaningless data points
Science Words: Advanced
Action Items
Safe social space
Explicit invites
Document your culture
Jargon
Injokes
Etc
Science Words: Advanced
Intergroup Aggression
We do THIS, they do THAT
Action Items
Communicate
Find commonalities
Science Words: Advanced
Outgroup Homogeneity
We are all different, but they are all the same
Owngroup = individuals
Science Words: Advanced
“Ultimately, many forms of discrimination and bias may develop not because outgroup
Science Words: Advanced
Outgroup Homogeneity
We are all different, but they are all the same
Owngroup = individuals
Action...
Science Words: Advanced
Impostor Syndrome, Cognitive Bias, and You
Your contributor's negative self-esteem can and will af...
Science Words: Advanced
Low self-esteem subjects rated both the ingroup and the outgroup more negatively tha
Science Words: Advanced
Impostor Syndrome, Cognitive Bias, and You
Your contributor's negative self-esteem can and will af...
Other Cool Stuff
Women stick together
Othering
Common “enemy”?
REPRESENTATION
Q&A and Discussion
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Hacking In-Group Bias for Fun and Profit

  1. 1. Hacking In-Group Bias for Fun and Profit
  2. 2. About Me Kat Toomajian (MissKat, zarhooie) Dreamwidth Studios, LLC 50-60 active volunteers 2/3rds are women 65% never coded before Community & Volunteer Support Admin Experience 15+ years Non-Profit 6+ years Non-Profit Management
  3. 3. Why This Talk General perceptions Open Source is insular You have to be working on the project to work on the project If you don't do things exactly right, then you'll be eaten alive, possibly without ket We can hack it! Let's use SCIENCE
  4. 4. Science Words: Basics Ingroup vs outgroup Ingroup = us Outgroup = them Ingroup bias Preferential treatment Ingroup favoritism Outgroup derogation
  5. 5. Science Words: Advanced Minimal Group Paradigm Dividing into groups based on meaningless data points
  6. 6. Science Words: Advanced Action Items Safe social space Explicit invites Document your culture Jargon Injokes Etc
  7. 7. Science Words: Advanced Intergroup Aggression We do THIS, they do THAT Action Items Communicate Find commonalities
  8. 8. Science Words: Advanced Outgroup Homogeneity We are all different, but they are all the same Owngroup = individuals
  9. 9. Science Words: Advanced “Ultimately, many forms of discrimination and bias may develop not because outgroup
  10. 10. Science Words: Advanced Outgroup Homogeneity We are all different, but they are all the same Owngroup = individuals Action items Check your language Unpack that backpack
  11. 11. Science Words: Advanced Impostor Syndrome, Cognitive Bias, and You Your contributor's negative self-esteem can and will affect your project
  12. 12. Science Words: Advanced Low self-esteem subjects rated both the ingroup and the outgroup more negatively tha
  13. 13. Science Words: Advanced Impostor Syndrome, Cognitive Bias, and You Your contributor's negative self-esteem can and will affect your project Action Items Identify 3-2-1 3 things you like, 2 you don't, 1 you'll work to fix Cultural shift
  14. 14. Other Cool Stuff Women stick together Othering Common “enemy”? REPRESENTATION
  15. 15. Q&A and Discussion
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