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.

ONSITE RESOURCES

Nursing Room

We will provide 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 sign up, please visit our Child Care page.

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 may rent them from Admiral Medical Supplies. Please contact Admire Medical Supplies 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 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

Cassandra Reyes-Jones
Event Manager, The Linux Foundation
creyesjones (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.

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, at mgott (at) linuxfoundation (dot) org.

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