Nikki Stevens is a long-time software engineer and a open-source contributor and advocate. She has been an open-source (mostly Drupal) contributor for the last 9 years, and has spent the last few years specifically focused on changing the culture of open source communities to be more inclusive.
She founded the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Group. In 2017, she won the 2017 Aaron Winborn Award and was a finalist for the Red Hat Women in Open Source Awards.
She is currently working on Open Demographics, a platform to standardize inclusive demographic data collection across open source communities.
In addition to her community work, Nikki is a Senior Technical Architect at Kanopi Studios and a PhD student at Arizona State University, where she is studying data and software engineering ethics.