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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.


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


Expanding Diversity Throughout Node.js - Join IBM and others in the community for a discussion on the development and promotion of diversity in the ever growing Node community!

Thursday, September 15 at 11:00 in Administratiezaal



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 September 7, 2016.  

Venue Accessibility

Beurs van Berlage 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 Node.js Interactive event staff, recognizable by their Event Staff badges, or visit the Registration Desk located in the Beursfoyer.

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 Zijlkamer on the First 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; 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 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 Beursfoyer or the Beurs van Berlage Front Desk at the main entrance. You may also contact the Emergency Doctors Office at 088 003 0600 or go directly to OLVG Hospital located at Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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:

Angela Brown VP of Events, The Linux Foundation

Katie Stern Director 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


Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal 35 Amsterdam

Police information (non-emergency)

+31 20 900 8844

Anonymous tip-line (to report a crime)

+31 20 800 7000

OLVG Hospital

+31 20 599 9111

Oosterpark 9, 1091 AC Amsterdam, Netherlands

Taxi Services +31 6 48 034 590

Rape Crisis Network Europe - Netherlands +31 20 800 0188


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, Vice President of Events, at



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