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Panel Diversity

I don’t whine very often.

Or at least tell myself that.

Though today I am going whine about people whining.

And then proceed to try to fix instead of continuing to whine.

The whining that I am whining about is people complaining about the lack of diversity on panels.

water falls between gray rock formation during daytime Panels of volunteers.

Panels organized by volunteers.

Panels publicized by volunteers.

Instead of complaining, you could recruit diverse people to speak on these panels.

Or you could organize a panel with diverse speakers.

Whining is always cheap and easy, but rarely valuable.

Fixing is valuable even if often neither cheap nor easy. I’d rather be thought of as valuable. Wouldn’t you?

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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