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.
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where attendees can go if for any reason they can't interact with other attendees at that time. Please be advised the Quiet Room is NOT intended to function as a working space, and conversation and interaction is not permitted.
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.
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Please note the deadline for requesting childcare has passed.
The Hyatt Regency Cambridge 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 email@example.com.
Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from AMPM Medical Supply. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.
We will have a specific restroom designated 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. 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 Foundationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kara Foley||Senior Event Manager, The Linux Foundationemail@example.com|
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
|Cambridge Police Department||617-349-3300 OR 911||125 6th Street|
|Hospital: Brigham & Women's Hospital||617-732-5500 OR 911||75 Francis Street|
|Taxi Service: Cambridge Taxi Cab||617-649-7000||Hyatt Regency Cambridge has taxis staged outside|
|Rape Crisis Line||800-841-8371 (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 email@example.com.