Quick guide

Questions and Answers:

I want to analyse my data but the software only works on specific platforms, what are the alternatives? // My institute can not afford the license, any open source alternatives?// This website/tool is not available in my country, any alternatives?

  • If you are struggling to find alternatives that work on your platform, please check our list of tools available here.

  • Tools Available For Researchers, here.

  • Awesome Research Tools, here.

I would like to teach my students how to use software X, I learnt to use it in high computing environments, how do I adapt it? // This is how we do computational training in my country/institute/field without relying on internet connection.

Here are some guides that can help you adapt your teaching practices:

  • Have a look at our Materials and Methods section, here.

  • Computer Science without a computer, here.

  • Reproducible environments by Turing way, here.

  • Strategies for addressing unequal technological access, here

  • UCT Low Tech Remote Teaching Guidelines, here

  • Learners' Experiences from South Africa's Online Workshop, here.

  • Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All, here

How can I collaborate and send/receive data from international institutes?

I am creating a software, what should I take into consideration for inclusive design? i.e. use on multiple platforms, doesn’t require any/too heavy internet connection to function, readme file in multiple languages, intuitive design doesn’t require much text, doesn’t require high computing power.

  • Add lists to inclusive design

Can I receive a mobile data grant to attend a conference?

  • Wikimedia rapid grants?

  • World wide web

  • Sadilar

What ethical tools can I use?

  • Ethicalresources.net

How do I design a virtual/physical event to be inclusive? // How do I ensure diversity in my event?

  • Carpentries

  • Alan turing

Where can I find other groups/information about diversity in tech? In open science?

  • Awesome list

How do I get more people to interact with my resource?

  • Community building

  • Accessibility tips:

    • Make It Plain: Accessibility and Usability Through Plain Language here

Where can I find info about mentoring others?

  • How to be a good mentor, here

  • Use of language, see our guide be mindful here

How do I become a better person? I.e. challenging my own biases

  • learn more about your biases, bias test here

  • How to challenge them

Where do I find information on other intiatives for Inclusion in tech workforce