News and updates about our diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Giving and receiving feedback

At the hackathon in Brussel, CARE team member Michelle pointed out that the bulk of the incidents noted in the CARE team transparency report for 2018 revolved around code reviews on GitHub. In some situations discussions failed to remain productive and escalated for the worse. We want to take the time to highlight some of the best practices in the Symfony documentation to help prevent such issues in the future.

Symfony on Stackoverflow

The Symfony Community is not only GitHub. The Symfony Diversity Initiative aims to make all channels fun & safe places to interact with others. This post focuses on what this means for people asking & answering questions on StackOverflow.

Diversity Initiative Governance, Donations and Speaker Mentoring

SymfonyCon talk about “One year diversity initiative” has been published for free. A governance process for the diversity initiative has been added to the documentation. More information about how to donate in different currencies and via Paypal. Also given the positive feedback on our twitter poll for a speaker mentoring workshop, we have decided that we want to offer this training in two sessions on March 24th and 31st at 10:00 PST / 19:00 CET. But we still need donations to be able to afford to offer this training. So please donate if you can!

Symfony Code of Conduct Transparency Report 2018

Transparency report for the activities done by the Symfony Code of Conduct Active Response Ensurers team during 2018.

Fostering diversity of thought

In order to increase diversity in our community, we want to focus on building up more diverse speakers at our events by organizing an online workshop for people who identify as being part of an underrepresented group. This is a hands-on workshop that aims to cover all the important things needed, from coming up with talk proposals to speaking confidence along with a chance to practice speaking in a small group. Please follow the link to a poll on Twitter to voice your interest!

Diversity Update for 2019

Latest update on the diversity initiative featuring an update from SymfonyCon, information about the launching of bi-weekly chat meetings as well as how we aim to setup a governance process and improvements on how we collect donations.

Scholarship program and its fundraising are open at SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018

We're very pleased to launch our scholarship program for SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018! We're also launching a fundraising campaign to finance the scholarship program, check here all the details!

Diversity Initiative Update: Mentoring and conference organization

As part of the diversity initiative we in the beginning focused on putting systems into place to ensure that everyone can feel safe within our community. A major step was the adoption of the CoC and establishing of the CARE team, and maybe even more so by discussions within our community. We have made huge strides forward in creatking more positive atmosphere on the Symfony devs Slack. However, the obvious next step is to actively invite new developers to join our community and empower existing members to take the next step in making their voices heard. For this reason we published two new sections in our documentation: one for general mentoring and one for speaker mentoring.

CARE team training

Following the announcement of the CARE team members by Fabien, we would now move forward to organize a training to ensure that we are well prepared to handle incident reports. For this training we intend to draw upon the expertise of Sage Sharp from Otter Tech. A seats costs $350. We are looking for donations of one or more seats so that we can finance at least 5 seats.

Diversity Initiative: The CARE Team

Meet the first members of the CARE team.