Diversity & Inclusion
Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the cloud native 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.
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.
Click here for more information and to apply for scholarships.
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 at the Berlin Congress Center. For location information, please check with any registration or information desk staff onsite.
The Berlin Congress Center and offsite evening event venues are wheelchair accessible. If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation event staff, recognizable by their Event Staff shirts, or visit the Registration Desk located on the A level.
Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent and pre-order them from the Berlin Red Cross.
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 attendees and press.
- Green = open to communicate
- Yellow = only if you know me please
- Red = I’m not interested in communicating at this time.
Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.
We will designate specific restrooms within the venue as non-binary 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 on the A level.
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 the below individual:
|Vanessa Heric||Event Manager, Linux Foundationfirstname.lastname@example.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 Vanessa Heric at email@example.com. 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.
|Berlin Police - Polizeiabschnitt 34||110||Alt-Moabit 145, Berlin, 10557|
|Hospital - Franziskus Krankenhaus Berlin||112||Budapester Str. 15-19, Berlin, 10787|
|Taxi Services||+49 30 4433 22||InterContinental Berlin has taxis staged outside|
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 Vanessa Heric, Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.