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Diversity and Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Node.js 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.


Diversity Coffee Talk - Please join Node.js IBM, Intel, and Girls In Tech for a coffee and pastry hour where we will discuss with other diversity champions on ways to promote diversity!  

Tuesday, November 29 -  8:00am - 9:00am - East Foyer Lounge on the 4th Floor



To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships and discounts, as well as travel funding, to our conferences.

Diversity Scholarships - Applications closed and selections complete

Travel Funding - Applications closed and selections complete


Nursing Room

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

Child Care

We are offering complimentary child care onsite for all attendees this year. Please visit our Child Care page for details.  Pre-registration for these services required by November 14, 2016.  

Venue Accessibility

The JW Marriott Austin 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 Hotel Staff, Node.js Interactive event staff, recognizable by their Event Staff badges, or visit the Registration Desk located in the 4th Floor Foyer.

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental

If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent and pre-order them by emailing

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. Located in Room 406 on the 4th Floor.

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; Red = I’m not interested in communicating; Blue = No photos please! at this time.

Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.

Non-Binary Restrooms

We will designate specific restrooms within the venue as non-binary Restrooms for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities. Non-Binary Restrooms locations will be listed in the Mobile App.

First Aid/Medical Assistance

If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our Registration Desk in the 4th Floor Foyer or the Hotel Front Desk at the main entrance. You may also contact the 24 Hour Emegency  Room at St. Davids Medical Center, 919 E 32nd St. Austin, TX (512) 476-7111.

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 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 harassment 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 one of the following individuals:

Lara Taback Node.js Foundation Event Manager (Onsite in Austin)

Katie Stern Director of Events, The Linux Foundation

Angela Brown

VP of Events, The Linux Foundation


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 Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim’s comfort and safety, including, but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.


Emergency Resources

Emergency police, fire brigade, ambulance


City of Austin Police Department

715 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Police information (non-emergency)


Anonymous tip-line (to report a crime)


St. Davids Medical Center


919 E 32nd St. Austin, TX

Yellow Cab Austin


Ride Share Services  (Uber & Lyft Alternatives)

Austin Victim Services Resources (24 Hour Hotline) 1-512-472-4357



Bronze Sponsors

Attendee Reception

Attendee T-shirt

Lanyard Sponsor

Diversity Scholarship Sponsor

Media Partners