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What We Can Learn About Diversity From The Liberal Arts

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Fostering diversity is a commonly cited goals for the tech community, and - let's be honest - the liberal arts are kicking our butts at it. This was not always the case, though; until very recently, the faces of the liberal arts were exclusively white and male. This changed thanks to distinct strategies and deliberate cultural shifts brought about in the late 20th century, some of which the tech community has copied and others we can use more effectively. In this talk, we will explore some of those strategies by examining the education, history, and culture of the liberal arts.

RailsConf 2015

This year’s event is hosted in Phoenix, known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures. As the biggest metropolis in the American Southwest, Phoenix mixes exciting big-city attractions and…