Increasing diversity and inclusion in HPC is a community-building effort. Representation of both issues and individuals matters – the more people see HPC in a way they can relate to, the more likely they will come to the field. To make this community available to anyone who might want to participate we must continue to create formal programs to welcome people in, show them the usefulness of HPC or how HPC can benefit them, and develop meaningful relationships to provide support and everyday visibility.
Creating systemic and structural changes to develop the inclusive culture in HPC requires individual and organizational effort that should be championed, funded, and appreciated. Institutional efforts often come in the form of policy and procedural changes, but individual endeavours can come in many forms. Below we highlight five individuals who are building our community one mentoring relationship, iPhone app, and data analysis at a time.