Git Contributors' Inclusion Summit

Monday, September 14th 16:00-19:30 UTC (9am-12:30pm PDT)
Tuesday, September 15th 17:00-21:00 UTC (10am-2pm PDT)


This summit is part of a broader effort to make the Git version control system support inclusive open source projects and their contributors.

Git needs to take the needs of all its users into account, not just those currently participating in the Git project.


Git Inclusion Summit is a partnership between the Git Core team at Google, Google OSPO (Open Source Program Office), and Microsoft OSPO. This is an initial inclusion event for the core contributors to Git. Plans for a 2021 follow-up event for a broader set of Git end users will be discussed during the summit.

Code of Conduct

As this is a Git project event, the Git Code of Conduct applies.

Please report any issues by email or Jitsi Meet private message to the event organizers. We will respond as described in the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0.

Concerns about the conduct of event organizers can be reported to the project leadership team as described in the Git Code of Conduct.

Before the Summit


Access to the summit is free; anyone interested is encouraged to register. Registration is required for attendance.


We're providing pre-reading material on a range of topics. This list will grow over time.



During the Summit

Notes and logistics

The attendee notes and info document has the password for attending the summit, break-out room assignments, and other information that may be useful during the event. In case of technical difficulties, check that doc first.


Monday, September 14th

One half day of training by Kim Tran on how we can advocate for ourselves and others in open source projects.

Moving from recognizing marginalization to actively planning the minimizing of marginalization where it manifests in the Git upstream project and in the Git tool.

16:00 UTC (9am PDT)Welcome and icebreaker
16:30 UTC (9:30 PDT)Kim Tran on marginalization in tech
17:00ish (10ish PDT)10-minute break
17:10ish (10:10 PDT)Experiences in open source, who can be an ally?, what works
18:00ish (11ish PDT)10-minute break
18:10ish (11:10 PDT)Practice: scenarios and how to handle them
19:20 UTC (12:20 PDT)Debrief, preview of day 2
19:30 UTC (12:30 PDT)End of day

Tuesday, September 15th

Unconference-style breakout sessions, to discuss specific aspects of inclusion and plans to get there.

17:00 UTC (10am PDT)Welcome, topics and room assignments
17:15 UTC (10:15 PDT)First break-out session
18:00 UTC (11am PDT)Regrouping and summary
18:10 UTC (11:10 PDT)10-minute break
18:20 UTC (11:20 PDT)Break-out session #2, summary, break
19:30 UTC (12:30 PDT)Break-out session #3, summary, break
20:40 UTC (1:40 PDT)Conclusion, next steps
21:00 UTC (2pm PDT)End of event

After the Summit

Bookmark this page to check back for a recap on the initial September event.

Sign up for the Git Inclusion Summit mailing list to be informed about next year's larger summit.


Organized by Carmen Andoh (Google), Floor Drees (Microsoft), Jonathan Nieder (Google), Emily Shaffer (Google), and Maciej Wieczorek (Google). Contact us:

Supported by:
Google OSPO
Microsoft OSPO