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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux ecosystem, and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

 

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity scholarships and travel funding to our conferences.

Diversity scholarship information and application

Travel funding information and application

 

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room

We will be providing a private nursing room at this year's event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite in the hotel. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care

Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Please visit our Child Care page for more information and to RSVP!

Venue Accessibility

The Hilton Portland is wheelchair accessible. If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the Linux Foundation event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@linuxfoundation.org.

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental

If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Sound Health Medical.  Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

Quiet Room

All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction is not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can't interact with other attendees at that time.

Communication Stickers

At Registration, attendees can pick up communication stickers to add to their badges. Communication stickers indicate an attendee's requested level of interaction for both other attendees and press (including photographers and videographers). Green = open to communicate; Yellow = only if you know me please; and Red = I'm not interested in communicating (or being videotaped or photographed) at this time.

Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.

Non-Binary Restrooms

We will designate specific restrooms on each level of the hotel as non-binary restrooms for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.

First Aid/Medical Assistance

If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk or the hotel front desk. For emergencies, please dial 911.

 

Contact Information/Harassment Reports

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges onsite, and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassments reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

You may also reach out to the following individuals:

 

Angela Brown

VP of Events, The Linux Foundation

angela@linuxfoundation.org

Lara Taback

Event Logistics Manager, The Linux Foundation

ltaback@linuxfoundation.org

 

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

If you are planning to attend an upcoming event, and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact Angela Brown at angela@linuxfoundation.org. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim's comfort and safety, including, but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.

 

Emergency Resources

 

Phone Number

Address

Portland Police Bureau

503-823-0000 OR 911

1111 SW 2nd Avenue

Hospital: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

503-413-7711 OR 911

1015 NW 22nd Avenue

Taxi Service: PDX Yellow Cab

503-841-6328

Hilton Portland has taxis staged outside

Rape Crisis Line: Portland Women's Crisis Line

503-235-5333 (24 hr)

 

 

Contact Us With Ideas

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Angela Brown, VP of Events, at angela@linuxfoundation.org.

 

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