There has been growing awareness recently about the abuse and problems woman, non-white and minorities face in tech, with some male bloggers joining in to say that those who stay silent on this issue need to take a stand.
We agree, and we want to go on record and say we recognise there is a problem with a lack of diversity in our industry.
We know there is a wide debate on what the best way of tackling this is and we don’t claim to know any of the answers. But we note more conferences are reaching out to under-represented speakers, running blind selection for speakers and adopting strict policies on attendee behaviour.
If there is anything Open Tech Calendar can do to help, suggestions are welcome in the comments below or privately.