Cloud Foundry Day

Diversity + Inclusion

General

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the open source 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.

Onsite Resources

Child Care
We are pleased to offer complimentary child care at the event. Children (as well as professional child care providers) must be fully vaccinated to participate. Please refer to the KubeCon + CloudNative Con website for sign-up information.

Venue Accessibility
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 events@cloudfoundry.org.

Wheelchair & Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Mobility City. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

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 with both other attendees and press (including photographers and videographers).

  • Green = Open to communicate.
  • Yellow = Only if you know me, please.
  • Red = I’m not interested in communicating (or being videotaped or photographed) at this time.

Please be respectful of attendee communication preferences.

Share your Pronouns
Pick up a pronoun sticker from registration to share your pronouns with other conference attendees. Please be respectful of attendees’ pronouns.

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 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.

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:
Deb Giles, Senior Event Manager (dgiles@linuxfoundation.org)

Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Atwater Precinct (AKA 1st Precinct)
20 Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48226

313-237-2850

Closest 24hr Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
800-653-6568

Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
313-745-3000

Taxi Service

City Cab Company
7404 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
313-833-7060

Checker Transportation
6420 E. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207
313-963-7000

Detroit Metro Airport and Taxi
734-717-7737

*Detroit also has a strong Uber and Lyft presence

24hr Rape Crisis Line

Victim’s Assistance
4707 St. Antoine
Suite M-167
Detroit, MI 48201
313-833-1660

National Rape Line
800-656-HOPE

Contact Us

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Deb Giles, Senior Event Manager, at dgiles@linuxfoundation.org.

Event Partner