Announcing Julia Gender Inclusive’s Community Hour!

Hey everyone,

Julia Gender Inclusive is excited to announce a new series of online meet-ups, with our very first Community Hour happening this Sunday, 22 October at 9AM EDT / 1PM UTC / 3PM CEST / 6.30PM IST. Sign-up here for a link to join:

Community Hours will take place on GatherTown, beginning with a 10-30 minute talk, followed by socializing for the rest of the hour. Attendees are welcome to use the GatherTown space for as long as they like afterwards!

For our first community hour, Lilith Hafner (@Lilith) and Claire Foster (@c42f) will delve into the introduction of the new public keyword. They will explore the technical and societal need for this keyword, trace historical endeavors to meet that need, and shed light on the social process of establishing design consensus. Additionally, they will discuss the Julia language’s approach to managing breaking changes and outline the path forward for the community.

We welcome anyone who sees their gender as under-represented within the Julia community, including women, non-binary people, trans people of all genders, and people exploring or questioning their gender. Because gender is multifaceted, we are intentionally general about what gender under-representation means.

You can learn more about Julia Gender Inclusive in our announcement post and from our JuliaCon 2021 & 2022 lightning talks!