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Diversity and Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the CNCF 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.

 
CONVERSATIONS

Diversity Coffee Talk: Please join CNCF, its community, and diversity champions for a coffee and discussions around ways to promote diversity!  

Additional details to follow.

 

REGISTRATION DISCOUNT/SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Diversity Scholarships: Additional information and application can be found here.

Travel Funding: Additional information and application can be found here.

 
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 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 are required by Monday, November 13, 11:59 pm PST.  

 

Venue Accessibility

The Austin Convention Center 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 ACC Staff, CNCF event staff, recognizable by their Event Staff badges and/or shirts, or visit the Registration Desk.

 

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental

If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Martin Mobility. 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 are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can't interact with other attendees at that time. We kindly request that you refrain from working in this space. Location information will be posted closer to event dates.

 

Communication Stickers

Near registration, attendees can pick up communication stickers to add to their badges. Communication stickers indicate an attendee’s requested level of interaction with other 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.

 

Non-Binary Restrooms

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 or the Hotel Front Desk at the main entrance. You may also contact Remedy Urgent Care (on-call house calls) or St. David Healthcare located at 919 E 32nd St, Austin, TX 78705.

 

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 and/or shirts onsite, and can be found at the event registration desk at any time. Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassment reports 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:

Vanessa Heric CNCF Event Manager (Onsite in Austin)

vheric@linuxfoundation.org

Angela Brown VP of Events, The Linux Foundation

angela@linuxfoundation.org

 

Event 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 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

911

City of Austin Police Department

715 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

Police information (non-emergency)

1-512-974-5000

Anonymous tip-line (to report a crime)

1-800-893-8477

St. Davids Medical Center

1-512-476-7111

919 E 32nd St. Austin, TX

Yellow Cab Austin

1-512-452-9999 

http://www.yellowcabaustin.com/

Ride Share Services  (Uber & Lyft Alternatives)

 

http://atx.life/

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

https://austintexas.gov/page/victim-services-resources

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