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, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. The Linux Foundation code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Here are just some of the ways we encourage more diversity & inclusion in and around our events:

  • No all-male panels, all-male speaker line-ups, or all-male keynote line-ups
  • Request speakers to take our Inclusive Speaker Orientation, created in collaboration with the National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • Accessibility Considerations – wheelchair-accessible venues and food allergy management.
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages available at all social events
  • Gender Neutral Event Shirt Sizing
  • Event Code of Conduct clearly communicated
  • Diversity scholarship 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. Read more information on FinOps X Scholarships and Travel Funding.

LGBTQ+ Resources

San Diego is proud to have a large, diverse, and active LGBTQ+ community, and is known to be a very welcoming and safe place for LGBTQ+ community members to visit. Click here for information about the local LGBTQ+ community and happenings in San Diego.

Emergency Resources


San Diego Police Headquarters
1401 Broadway,
San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-531-2000

Dial 911 for Emergencies


Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
14077 Fifth Ave,
San Diego, CA 92103
+1 619-294-8111

Dial 911 for Emergencies


Center of Community Solutions, Hotline
+1 888-385-4657

Contact us

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact the team at the FinOps Foundation at dei@finops.org.