How math, science, and Star Trek help us understand the value of team diversity

The greatest asset of open source software is the ability to fork and improve. When it comes to tech culture, are we accepting all pull requests? Can we be better?

If so, how? To the science!

This session explores the mathematical algorithms and scientific studies describing the advantage of diverse teams. We’ll dive into existing research and real-world situations that solved complex problems. We’ll also explore a mathematician’s theory that “diversity trumps ability.”

We’ll also explore how Star Trek played a pivotal role in being the allegory for this concept.

Attendees will take away concrete ideas, examples, and processes to, hopefully, increase the output of their team in the long-term.

Fredric Mitchell
Principal, Freelance Drupal Developer @ Bright Plum, Inc.

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