Xen Developer & Design Summit

Diversity + Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux Foundation 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, dis/ability, 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

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of Xen event staff at the registration or information desk onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email xenevents@linuxfoundation.org.

Wheelchair + Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from Shopmobility Cambridge at The Grafton East. 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 Buttons
Please be mindful of attendee’s buttons 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 button? 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 onsite, please visit our registration desk or the venue front desk. For emergencies, please dial 999.

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 Contacts:
Deb Giles, Senior Event Manager, dgiles@linuxfoundation.org
Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events (+1-575-694-2263; angela@linuxfoundation.org)

emergency resources

Closest Police Station

Cambridge Police Station

999 for emergencies

+44 1223 358966

Closest Hospital

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

999 for emergencies

+44 1223 805000

Taxi Service

Uber is available

Camcab: +44 1223 704704

Cambridge City Taxis: +44 1223 832832

Rape Crisis Help

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

+44 01223 245 888

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 Deb Giles, Senior Event Manager, dgiles@linuxfoundation.org.

Sponsors

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