Yesterday I did a talk at SCALE 8x called “Moving the Needle: How SF Ruby Got to 18%.” Broadly, the topic was how to get more women into a technical community. I talked about how, specifically, we took the SF Ruby monthly meetups from 2% women to 18% women over the past year.
Short version: it was a lot of work.
A lot of people have asked us about this, though, so it seemed worth distilling. The slides don’t convey everything I talked about. In the next few weeks I’d like to try putting together a blog post that does a better job. But for now, here they are.