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Boss - Bringing More Diversity to Tech | Rasa Summit

Bruna Nayara Moreira Lima
Chatbot Developer at PicPay
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February 12, 2021, Online, USA
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Bruna Nayara Moreira Lima
Chatbot Developer at PicPay

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Not all beginner coders know what is a FOSS software nor understand how most FOSS communities work or interact. Onboarding newcomers is challenging to most communities. Underrepresented groups and non english speakers face additional difficulties to contribute to FOSS, such as language barrier and confidence gap. To overcome these barriers, BOSS (Big Open Source Sister) was created. The program has three major objectives: introduce newcomers to FOSS, to capacitate the under-represented in the coding community into technologies demanded by the software industry, and improve participants’ belief in their own competence. To do that, BOSS based their mentorship in chatbot development, using a Rasa boilerplate project, created by LAPPIS. This program won the Gnome Engagement Challenge second phase (5 finalists).

Presented by Bruna Nayara Moreira Lima, Chatbot Developer at PicPay at the 2021 Rasa Summit https://rasa.com/summit/

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We started this This project last year and it's being amazing. I'm also learning Brazil sign language because I went to communicate better with people in Brazil so I think that we if we want to welcome more people and bring bring diapers today and work with people on the represented in any space whatsoever. I think we need to move to people with a disability, so but I'm here to talk a little bit about that. That's being my little pet for the last year. And then her sister is a mentoring program and we focus on people that are Underrepresented

the technology every year, we welcome in guiding them to the basics of contributed to the office first off, so, what do we do? We want them to, to be able to contribute to Communications in the communities. We want them to know how to respect him, how to ask for help, one of the main, the main objectives here. So, which Community is in how we wanted to do this, so, Sorry, that sucks. Is language is a huge, huge difficulty. We wanted to Break it. So we wanted

to engage in doesn't have this big stuff that they need to go on through. So we focus and especially the project by their place from Lampe. I'm going to talk a little bit about the community and what it represents and what it does and who are these people. So resilient. Portuguese is a project from University, a university that I was a professor and very have a strong sense of the free and open source software. One of the projects that we had was viewed in the shot called for A

Brazilian history. So and do some projects of that. We had dispersed here and these Frozen implements Community we have a A group telegram, Brazilian Group Health has a telegram that we talked about and how to become something. You share a lot of things. I forgot to put the linking here, but if you're from Brazil and you want to engage more and it's not, you can talk to me that the comments section in the Eagles show this. So here's the first date, I have a screenshot

in my Do my presentation that shows there. So, but what does is boilerplate brings into the community? What does he have examples. The first one is the most thing you have sing to Grayson with the web chat. Any show how in heaven tutorials. I think it's a game tutorial for the projects and we have to break the web chat site in deploying. We also have it for the telegram. So you have a tutorial how to talk to the the father of telegram and how to deploy your test, go to

make the selection, so you can talk to your boss from your, from your telegram app. We also have the option to gracian you are broken and see you I guess September November and someone fixed it. So we have enough on how to use use special attraction to Tool chest that goes to another place, and they have an Alexa Alexa integration. We also have example dashboard examples. So, we have a dashboard that you can plug into your chest, and you can have, you can see what's going on. I have, I

think there's so much rainfall has how many chats were open? How many iterations in the shed? But we also have been tutorial text explaining how to make your own dashboards and bring your analytics to it. So that some of the things that we have a project, What is the bus project? What do we do? When bored? Do I have a simple time line that shows the so we have a happy New Year. So the first We want them first to learn about communities while they are what they do. And how can I communicate with them into Technologies?

To be able to speak and understand why sleep. On the communities, they have the second place that we want them to learn about has parlor play to. We want them to create their own chat, and make their own situations and feel what is easy to do, but it's hard to do for it. What is broken? But does not work if we want them to see for themselves, his experience especially based on their experience. In the last day, they want them to be able to go forward in other communities

and contributed to that. We want them to have this all. We want them to be able to speak for themselves and go forward and solve problems and find Newberg insult to people about this new books too. So I'll stay with the technology. How communities work and inspection. Is that some of the communities that are not Sponsor. There's not a big company behind it, and how it organically, Make things happen. So we talked them, we talked to them about this, this help them and teach them how to communicate, how to lace shoes,

how to communicate in the Groves, how we communicate in IRC? I don't know if there are no, there are some of the uses decides this week. We go to the basics of Lynyrd version, especially get in the tub. So we want them to be able to work remotely in a specially because most of the communities have to work. Indeed for Megan because of people in different time zones. We want them to learn more about husband has a bunch of how to create their own chat bot, says Happy 6th.

So they go for the Chef pots, since we talked about ancient stories to talk about you to them, it's also about the house architecture and how things it's a grey sheets with each other with things. This project with talk about 5, so they can be able to create their own house. I actions than they are. They are technician with other apis and other systems. We talk about talk about pasta in in the last thing that we talked into space is about how to deploy your check in at the platforms that we have as examples.

Lips are saying they had already had this experience and spell the thing inside the pleasure, sir, this problems. So you won't. We want them to be able to work open issues in the in the repo. We want them to open. He wishes that they found in the last place. We want them to be able to communicate communicate so they can understand what you are talking or going on an issue. That was not open for, didn't buy them, so they can understand what the other person is trying to communicate. And so they can understand and help in Facebook. Feel we also talked

about documentation in the because of the pro. Who said, Thursday, it's for something something since we have to do in the last place, we want them to find new community. Go forward to other communities Community, only one University in the last month of the project was on October. So we was the heck toberfest so that he could easily find a physical, change it to them, most of our Little Caesars, were able to find the heck toberfest engage or their t-shirts. But how do we do all this space is? How can we

work on that? We have online classes, we have cycle. You just decide what makes cycle and illegitimate, we have all of this, we have in the line class so that we can Overcome this technical skill cap that we have sold online class and talked about in this license are also after the meeting. We also have the mentorship that happens with you too, but this membership is not attacking, we will do what we want is to help them overcome that comes this gift, and to be able to speak for themselves to be having practices. Each one of them have to

The kind words and they do by their selves and we try to fear them each week with different little sister. So they can Try to work together. Not only together in the same time the same call but maybe talk to each other in the store together. So these are some of the things that we do every week and in the first season, we had weekly meetings, we had the three-month program. So we had a lot of here, I have so many screenshots showing, how much our Ripple grow. So, we have here

at 12 for only from our, from our funds, from the original one. He had 18 closed for request Shazam, To the main project, we had 10 open issues that were made by one of our little sisters in here. I have a chart that I want to talk about. Because of discharge to scholz more than a year-and-a-half in the in the boiler Place project. So we can see that in 2019 we had in Chinese You want to come in so I can save it was almost zero but almost I think you and I have

something that is highlighted days. Something from August to November 7th had to pick up come in every day in this report that was when we were running so we brought ta Heaven, that shows that we can commit And we can see it's a day of the week and how much they worth in most of the week. The work was done more on the place. Episodes project update. Update. We had the talk like a boss series of interviews. We wanted to actually, we didn't want to make it an interview and they want to bring women are

thriving in the workplace to talk to our little sisters. But we could not find a game that you fit everyone. So we wanted to make the Wheel Solutions as the interview series for a YouTube channel. Sorry guys, it's in Portuguese and we do not have the subtitles for English yet. You can go and see on our YouTube channel interviews about working and being paid. This is open source software. We had coach, we talked about outreachy documentation mentorship career. A mother dog syndrome cyber security in the Brazilian

GDP are too. So this is a series of interviews. And I'm very proud and I want to talk about the community engagement challenge. That was proposed by this challenge, was trying to kill over, call me step problem with engagement by people that are newcomers to the open-source software photo. So last year they started talking about it and we wanted to submit a project and we submitted. So We were one of the project and we will replace one where they selected projects

only in New York Phase 2. Inner tube. And we are among the top five projects. We are now doing the detergent that has only women organizing and mentoring. And so we have something that we want you to change in the next season of the the project. He's we want to bring more diversity. We want to bring it here so maybe we will change the bigger pints or sister to pick up his car so he can weld. Community and help more people, and more diverse people to go to the open stores. Area. So thank you

everyone. Thank everyone who watches thank you. Everyone that helped and participated in the project. So if you want to to see me more than I have here, dealing for delegate,

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