Building diverse teams requires hiring devs without open-source contributions. Underrepresented groups—parents and other carers—simply may not have the time even if they have the inclination.
I say this occasionally to normalize it:
I’ve never put code on GitHub
I’ve never done coding in my spare time for fun, side project, or portfolio
I’ve had a successful career as a developer
If you have done those things— great! Maybe I will too one day. But it isn’t necessary.
— Stephanie Hurlburt (@sehurlburt) March 3, 2018