#60 – Mike Demo, Tracy Apps and David Wolfpaw on LGBTQ and WordPress

On the podcast today we have Mike Demo, Tracy Apps and David Wolfpaw. Unusually, it’s less of an interview and more of a roundtable discussion about their experiences in the WordPress community. A few weeks ago, I put out a call for anyone who might be interested in coming on the podcast. Mike Demo reached out to me and said that it would be good to discuss how the WordPress community deals with LGBTQ matters. We start things off with each of the guests introducing themselves and telling us how they ended up working in tech and, more specifically, WordPress. This leads to a discussion of how the job market can be different for people with different identities. We then move onto WordPress and talk through some of the ways that the community has responded to underrepresented groups. We also get into the open source nature of the WordPress project and whether this makes it more or less difficult for change to take place, given that authority is structured differently from most for-profit entities. And we round it all off with the sharing of resources and websites which listeners may find useful, which you can see below.

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