Dr Maren Westermann works as a machine learning engineer and holds a PhD in environmental science. She is a self taught Pythonista, an active open source contributor, especially to the library scikit-learn, and is a co-organiser of PyLadies Berlin where she hosts monthly open source hack nights.
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Today state of the art scientific research strongly depends on open source libraries. The demographic of the contributors to these libraries is predominantly white and male . In recent years there have been a number of various recommendations and initiatives to increase the participation in open source projects of groups who are underrepresented in this domain . While these efforts are valuable and much needed, contributor diversity remains a challenge in open source communities . This talk highlights the underlying problems and explores how we can overcome them.