Community and Diversity

LodgeCon had an excellent diversity panel. It was well done and gave many suggestions. However it was silent on the primary problem I have.

I can’t get people to show up in the first place.

When I was in high school I helped start a gaming club. One day we had a chess based day. People showed up but played their Nintendo DS’ instead of chess.

Upon graduating I came back to help out. I found an empty class room. The boy who took over after me quit “because it was boring.” The girl after him didn’t show up at all.

You can’t have diversity if you don’t have a community in the first place. No one seems willing to put the work in to build a community.  They will do the easy parts but when times get tough, they walk away.

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