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Thursday, June 13 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Creative Ways to Support Diverse Tool Teams

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Many of the most commonly used privacy and security tools are created and maintained by notoriously small, homogeneous, and primarily Western individuals/teams. Some are unable to officially register or cannot receive funding due to other professional commitments. Others are unable to accept U.S. government funding. These limitations, among others, make it difficult for tool teams to diversify and sustain themselves long-term. During this session, tool teams will gather with donors and discuss current limitations and explore creative solutions to address their needs. The meetup will be lead by Internews’ Global Technology team, which has many years’ experience working with open source tool teams. Over the years, the team has developed innovative ways to provide support to non-traditional tool teams that do not have the organizational or team structure to absorb funding. Other attendees at this session will include open source tool team representatives that have previously received support despite limitations, or others that have been unable to receive support previously given their constraints. Additionally, organizations providing support (financial or otherwise) to tool teams will be invited to share their experiences and any creative solutions they have used in non-traditional situations.

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am BST
Hannibal (Laico)