Community Approach to Diversity, Equity
Event Type
Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit
This session WILL be recorded.
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TimeFriday, 13 August 202111am - 12pm PDT
DescriptionThe Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is a collaborative effort to advance open source software development for visual effects and animation in the motion picture industry. In a historically white and cis male-dominated industry, ASWF is looking to create space and opportunities for underrepresented communities in the open source VFX and animation space. This talk will provide insights into the community-based approach taken by the Foundation, the benefits of working through an open source ecosystem, and the efforts of the D&I working group to even the playing field within the industry using open source software as a unique entry point.