Hyperledger Global Forum

This event has passed. View the upcoming Hyperledger Events.

Diversity & Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Hyperledger 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.

Below are the opt-in statistics from Hyperledger Global Forum 2021 Virtual. Please note, attendee demographic questions are optional for speakers and attendees and are based on opt-in-only responses.

Attendee Gender
  • Man – 71%
  • Woman – 19%
  • Non-Binary – 0%
  • Prefer Not to Answer – 10%
Speaker Gender
  • Man -79 %
  • Woman – 21%
  • Non-Binary – 0%
  • Prefer Not to Answer – 0%
Geographic Representation
  • 69 Countries

Scholarships & Travel Funding

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.

Accessibility Resources for Speakers

We encourage speakers to review the articles below for information on how to make your presentations more accessible:

chaoss d&i badge

Awarded to events in the open source community that fosters healthy D&I practices. Learn More

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
We will be providing a private nursing room at this year’s event to aid in the comfort and accessibility of 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.

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 Mobility Hire. 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.

Interaction Wristbands
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.

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

All-Gender Restrooms
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 Contacts:
Emily Ruf, Event Manager (eruf@linuxfoundation.org)
Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events (+1-575-694-2263; angela@linuxfoundation.org)

Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Dublin Police, Pearse Street Garda Station
Dial 999 or 112

Closest 24hr Hospital

St. Vincent’s Hospital
Dial 999 or 112 or +353 1 884 2400

taxi service

Central Taxi
+353 1 612 0527

rape crisis line

Call 1800778888

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 the Hyperledger Events Team, hyperledger-events@linuxfoundation.org.

Learn about Diversity at Linux Foundation Events.







Diversity Scholarship

Developer Lounge

Birds of a Feather Session Sponsor

Community Partners