KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

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Diversity + 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.

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

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

Scholarships: Additional information and application can be found here.


EmpowerUs Event: Uniting to Drive Tech Sector Growth through Diversity + Inclusion
Tuesday, November 17 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Concerted efforts to build diversity and inclusion into the tech sector are essential. Different experiences, outlooks and perspectives make your entire workforce better at solving complex problems, managing risks and spotting opportunities. This kind of strength and resilience is needed more urgently than ever as rapidly industry growth creates critical talent gaps and shortages. Meeting this demand by increasing employee diversity and the number of women pursuing tech sector careers, investing in the education they need to prepare and succeed, and ensuring visibility and career advancement for those currently working in the industry is imperative.

Host Ali Fenn, president of ITRenew, will be joined by members of the iMasons organization, including Chairman and Founder Dean Nelson and Amber Caramella of IM Women, for a candid discussion on what it will take for tech companies to foster this approach to growth and culture of paying it forward. Ali will also share her experiences working toward a more diverse and sustainable digital future. The panel will be followed by an interactive session where you’ll have a chance to comment, debate and discuss with panelists and peers.

RSVP today! An official RSVP for the EmpowerUs conversation is required.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Diversity + Inclusion Workshop: Removing Barriers to Innovation in Becoming a Better Ally 
Thursday, November 19 | 4:50 PM – 5:40 PM ET

As we find ourselves at a pivotal time in history where racial equality has never been more important, join national and international speaker Christopher Lafayette as he shares best practices toward removing barriers to innovation.

Join us for a workshop on sharing, expressing and learning new ideas for companies and individuals toward becoming better allies for underserved communities in technology.

Thank you to our sponsor!

Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking
Friday, November 20 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

The community collectively has an immense depth of knowledge and expertise which we can explore and learn from at this collaborative event. Whether you’re new, or not so new to open source and the cloud native community, we invite you to join us for the KubeCon Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking Session. You’ll have the chance to meet with experienced open source veterans across many CNCF projects. You will be paired with other people in a pod-like setting to explore technical, community, and career questions together.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning through Wordly will be available for each session when it “goes live.” A closed caption icon will appear at the bottom of the platform screen when you are logged in to each presentation. Simply click the icon and choose from one of 18 languages so that you won’t miss a beat from any presenter(s). Please note that once each session has played at its “live” time, closed captioning will not be available for the videos on-demand within Intrado. If you are watching a video on-demand and need closed captioning, you can find a transcript of the presentation in Sched.

Languages available through Wordly:

  • English (US)
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Dutch – English (AU)
  • English (UK)
  • French (CA)
  • French (FR)
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (BR)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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, General Manager of Events, at angela@linuxfoundation.org.







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