"Breaking Cliques at Events"
I came across this recently…
Most events develop an “insiders” group who's been going for a long
time. These groups tend to feel like exclusionary cliques for first-
time attendees, and actively hurt the community's goal of inclusion.
I'd like to propose a simple rule that we have at the events I run,
which I think makes inclusion easier for everyone.
The rule is: For every year you have attended the event, you should
try to meet that many new people each day.
(See also: http://ericholscher.com/blog/2017/aug/2/pacman-rule-conferences/)
: :' : Chris Lamb, Debian Project Leader 2017
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