Farewell and Welcome Home - Transition and Inclusion in the FOSS Community

After half a lifetime "undercover as a man", including being active in local and national FOSS communities as a teacher, organizer and author, in 2012 I transitioned from male to female, which I did as openly as possible. This talk will discuss the reasons why I decided to transition openly within the Python and Linux communities, how my transition was handled by those communities, and the issues I've encountered. I'll also talk about the perspectives on diversity and inclusion I've gained from seeing the FOSS community as both a man and a woman.