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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.

Promoting diversity and inclusion within all Linux Foundation events is extremely important to us. We are continuing to make strides to increase these efforts and remain committed to bringing more diversity to our future speaker line-ups and attendee groups.

Scholarships

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.

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
A private nursing room will be available at the event to aid in the 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. Check out our Child Care page for more information and to RSVP.

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 AXSOL Location. 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 Pins
Please be mindful of each attendee’s pin 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 pin? Assume red until given permission from the other attendee.

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 112.

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, Senior Event Manager (eruf@linuxfoundation.org)
Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events (1-415-368-4840; angela@linuxfoundation.org)

Emergency Resources

Closest Police Station

Commissariat de Police de Puteaux – La Défense

9 Rue Andre Prothin Courbevoie 92400

Phone: +33 1 47 75 51 00

In case of emergency, call 17 or 112.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Closest 24hr Hospital

Centre Hospitalier Rives de Seine
Neuilly-Sur-Seine Hospital Site

36 Boulevard du General Leclerc – BP 79 – 92205 Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex

Phone: +33 (0)1 40 88 60 00

Emergency Room:

In case of emergency, contact 15 or 112.

Location

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

taxi service

G7 Taxi Service
Phone: +33 (0)1 41 27 66 99

Download the app:
Apple App Store
Google Play

rape crisis line

INAVEM

Helpline (09:00-21:00): +33 (0)1 45 88 19 00; 0884284637

24-hour Victim Assistance: 116 006

Email: 08victimes@inavem.org

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 Emily Ruf, Senior Event Manager, at eruf@linuxfoundation.org.