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Words Matter

  • Presentation
  • Software Documentation
  • Josip Vilicic

    • Red Hat
  • Eliane Ramos Pereira

    • Red Hat

Takeaways

We will discuss the process of auditing our own work - code, documentation and online content - and identifying potentially divisive language. We will also talk about methods to standardize replacements and collaborate with writers and developers to carry out these changes in a sustainable way. Working to eradicate problematic language from our open source code and documentation is just one action in a larger effort of diversity and inclusion.

Content

Attendees will learn about how much inclusion benefits community contributions and the benefits of choosing words that are precise, not dependent on metaphors, and convey messages without negative connotations.
 

Prior knowledge

No prior knowledge required

 

Speakers

Josip Vilicic

  • Red Hat
Biography

Technical Writer 3 at Red Hat

Eliane Ramos Pereira

  • Red Hat
Biography

Technical Writer at Red Hat