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.

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

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

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
We will be providing a private nursing room at this year’s event to aid with comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care
Complimentary childcare will be available onsite during event days. For more information and to RSVP, visit our Event Experiences page and select the “Child Care” tab.

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@linuxfoundation.org.

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

Quiet Room
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can’t interact with other attendees at that time.

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender restrooms 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.

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:

Mallory Gott
Director of Events, The Linux Foundation
mgott (at) linuxfoundation (dot) org

Stephanie Markowski
Event Logistics Manager, The Linux Foundation
smarkowski (at) linuxfoundation (dot) org

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 Mallory Gott at mgott (at) linuxfoundation (dot) 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.

Emergency Resources

Los Angeles Police Department
911 OR 213-484-3400
1401 W 6th Street

Hospital: Dignity Health
911 OR 213-748-2411
1338 S Hope Street

Taxi Service: Independent Taxi
310-659-8294
InterContinental LA has taxis staged outside

Rape Crisis Line: Peace Over Violence
310-392-8381 (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 Mallory Gott, Director of Events, atmgott (at) linuxfoundation (dot) org.

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