Hello, everyone, it’s Lillian! Hypatia Software Organization is abuzz because of this bit of exciting news: Brian Callahan and I will be talking at LibrePlanet 2016 about the significance of what Hypatia Software Organization has been doing!
The official title of the talk is “Trans Code: Free software as model & critique of diversity by transgender hackers.” In summary, we’ll be talking about transgender women using free software as a tool for liberation, challenging mainstream diversity initiatives. I’m sharing ethnographic stories of this community of trans women (Hypatia Software Organization), which I lead.
I’m excited to show how free software can make a lasting impact for the woefully under-privileged. I’m also excited to share our experience, goals, and determination. Above all, I am excited that these things will be absorbed and propagated by influencers in free software. More free software developers and free software through empowering the underprivileged.
I’m so excited to show the free software community a diversity initiative model which can be replicated and what the challenges are!
Here are some of the quick details for attending:
- MIT, Cambridge, MA
- March 20
- 3:25pm-4:45pm (EST)
- Room 32-155
- LibrePlanet has a Safe Space policy
If you can’t make it, don’t worry: the talk will be recorded! We’ll be sure to update later with said recording.