Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the open hardware 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 scholarships and discounts to our conferences.
There is a nursing pod located in the venue and the pods have an app that can be downloaded to allow guests to access. For location and app information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.
Due to local COVID-19 restrictions, we, unfortunately, cannot offer child care services at this event. We can, however, provide a list of local childcare providers. Please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Please be aware that The Linux Foundation does not have any relationship with, and makes no commitments or guarantees regarding the quality, reliability or safety of, any such third-party childcare providers, including without limitation any guarantees that such providers are in compliance with appropriate COVID-19 health and safety procedures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be mindful of attendee’s wristbands throughout the conference and use this tool to communicate appropriately:
- Green = Handshakes and high 5’s are welcome with frequent handwashing.
- Yellow = Still being cautious, elbow bumps only.
- Red = No contact at all, please remain 6 feet away.
Don’t see a wristband? Assume red until given permission from the other attendee.
Pick up a pronoun sticker from registration to share your pronouns with other conference attendees. Please be respectful of attendees’ pronouns.
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender 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 venue front desk. For emergencies, please dial 911.
How to Handle a Harassment Report
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 counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training, 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.
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 reach out to us pre-event. 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.
The Linux Foundation Contact:
Deborah Giles, Event Manager, email@example.com
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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 Deb Giles, Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.