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PyConKR 2018 Keynote: Committing to diversity and inclusion

I was honored to be invited to the PyConKR 2018 as a keynote speaker. The theme of PyCon 2018 was "Dive into Diversity" and I delighted to deliver my stories and movement to improve diversity in python community on the final stage.

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The PyCon along with its staff, participants and speakers all around the world stands by its Python Software Foundation's diversity statement, and all our members are outspoken diversity advocates. Diversity awareness is fundamental not only for open source projects, tech communities, companies, and their products but also in our everyday lives. We believe that inclusion is the key to building a society that respects diversity in which everyone can achieve growth and be accepted for who they are. Inclusion involves maintaining a professional and productive atmosphere where everyone can feel valued and appreciated.
In this talk, I will present how Python communities, such as Django Girls, are helping an under-represented group in tech to speak out more, and thereby promoting diversity and inclusion in many practical ways. I'd like to share my personal story with you, and I hope it could give you an idea of how we can work together in real life towards the same goal.

About Sujin Lee

Sujin jumped into the programming world with Python language when she was studying music composition in univeristy. Since she started hosting workshops for Django Girls Seoul in 2015, she has been promoting diversity by supporting women to advance in the IT industry and tech communities. Currently, she is leading Women Who Code Seoul network to help women excel in tech careers and growth. She is a graduate student at Seoul National University and pursuing her passion in music and programming with equal vigor. Her goal is to inspire the world with creative works; she is developing interactive music applications at Music and Audio Research Group of Seoul National University.