Inclusion & Diversity in Open Source

Sunday, October 15 | Raleigh Convention Center

A stand-alone event dedicated to a vital topic

​Free to attend but registration is required


The 2023 Inclusion & Diversity event will feature traditional talks, panel discussions and attendee Q&A around a variety of predetermined topics. Subject matter experts, community and company leaders, and technologists of all types will attend and participate.


The event will take place onsite at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601.


As always, the Inclusion & Diversity event is FREE to attend – no strings attached. Registration is required.



2023 Emcees

Nithya Ruff

Lisa-Marie Namphy
Cockroach Labs
2023 Speakers

Rochelle Newton
Newton Advocacy Strategic IT Inclusion & Tolerance Consulting (NASITC) and The HumanTech Initiative

Drew Stinnett
Duke University

Maria Lamardo
CVS Health

Event Schedule

Inclusion and Diversity in Open Source
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
I&D Keynotes
I&D Welcome and Thank You’s
Kim McMahon
Lisa-Marie Namphy
Nithya Ruff
1:10 pm - 1:25 pm
I&D Keynotes
Paloma Oliveira
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
I&D Keynotes
The Necessity of Belonging
Rochelle Newton
Drew Stinnett
1:50 pm - 2:05 pm
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
I&D Breakouts
DEI Challenges and Success
Efraim Marquez-Arreaza
3:25 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
I&D Breakouts
Moderated Panel
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

A look back at 2022 …

2022 Emcee

Nithya Ruff
2022 Speakers

Peter Levine
RemoteInclusive LLC

Ruby (Sattar) Romeu

Jerome J. Sanders
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Nikema Prophet

Timirah James

Veethika Mishra

Jay LaCroix
Learn Linux TV

Eriol Fox
Simply Secure

Lisa-Marie Namphy
Cockroach Labs


2022 Topics

The 2022 speaker lineup was outstanding. In addition to the talks listed below, there was a moderated panel and evening networking social.

  • No-Code OSS Contributions
  • Hire Better – DEI First Leadership
  • “Belonging” is Contributing to the Playlist
  • The Imperative for Inclusive Innovation
  • Inclusion is Accessibility
  • Diversity in Swift
  • It Takes a Community to Craft an Experience

2023 Presenting Sponsors

2023 Platinum Sponsors

2023 Gold Sponsors