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Evening Events

Better Together Diversity Social

Sunday, September 26 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Location: SPIN Seattle

About the Better Together Diversity Social
The Better Together Diversity Social offers the opportunity for all underrepresented minorities (including race, gender, sexual orientation and dis/ability) to join together to build connections to carry through the event and beyond. Our hope is that this event will help to continue to increase the diversity both at the event as well as in the open source community as time goes on.

Who Can Attend?
This event welcomes our attendees that are underrepresented minorities in tech; women and non-binary, people of color, LGBTQA+, and people with disabilities. Please join us to connect and share experiences.

Is This Event Open to Allies?
No. Allies are incredibly important to further diversity in tech and the world, however, at this time, we’ve chosen to limit attendance to underrepresented minorities in tech, to provide this community a dedicated space to share their unique experiences and perspectives.

We encourage allies to support diversity in tech while at the event by participating in the Diversity Empowerment Summit, and by seeking out and engaging with diverse attendees onsite.

If you are interested in learning about the other ways the Linux Foundation promotes diversity and inclusion, visit our Diversity & Inclusion page.

About the Venue
SPIN Seattle is a ping-pong social club offering guests professional Olympic ping-pong tables, food, and drinks! Pick up a paddle and be the first to get to lucky number 11 to score some bragging rights. Game on!

*Participants must be registered for the event, and have their event badge.

Partner Reception (Invite Only)

Monday, September 27 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM | Location: Block 41

Speakers and media are invited to gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking at the Partner Reception!  The venue, Block 41, is a historical building in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood with an industrial-chic flare and a large outdoor courtyard. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with your colleagues and wrap up the first day of the conference.

Transportation will be provided.

Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase

Tuesday, September 28 | 5:50 – 7:20 PM | Sponsor Showcase (Columbia Ballroom, Level 3)

Everyone is invited to join their fellow attendees after sessions conclude for drinks, canapés, networking and the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest sponsor products and technologies!

Closing Attendee Reception

Wednesday, September 29 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM | Location: The Seattle Aquarium

Come eat, drink, mix and mingle with your fellow attendees as we wrap up Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference + OSPOCon 2021!

The Seattle Aquarium is located right on the Puget Sound and you’ll have exclusive access to seals, adorable otters, sharks, puffins and so much more. You won’t want to miss this! 

Transportation will be provided.

“Unofficial” After-Hours Hangout Spots

Looking to keep networking after conference activities conclude? We encourage our attendees to patronize the local Seattle venues listed below to keep the conversation going.  

Local Public Eatery
404 Terry Ave N, Seattle 98109
Distance from Hotel: 0.6 miles / 10 min. walk

Business Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 11:00am – 10:00pm, Thursday – Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm

350 Terry Ave N Seattle 98109
Distance from hotel: 0.6 miles / 10 min. walk

Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 9:00pm, Friday 11:00am – 10:00pm

*The Linux Foundation has not contracted space or pricing at these venues. Attendees are on their own for all charges.