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For Women Attendees

Programs for Women Attending LinuxCon 2015

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux ecosystem, and it is our goal to make sure that everyone and anyone that wants to become a contributor and/or member of the community has the resources to do so, and feels welcome to be a part of the community. To further these goals, we are pleased to offer several events/programs for women attending LinuxCon this year.


Women in Open Source Networking Luncheon sponsored by Intel

We'd like to invite all of our women attendees to join each other for a networking luncheon at Loulay Restaurant at the Sheraton. This is a chance to connect with each other onsite. We will begin with a brief introduction and then guests will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. All attendees must identify as a woman and will need to register to attend. 

Date: Monday, August 17
Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm
Location: Loulay Restaurant
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: RSVP Here


Ally Skills Workshop - Presented by Valerie Aurora, Ada Initiative

The Ally Skills Workshop, presented by the Ada Initiative, teaches men simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. The skills we teach are relevant everywhere, including skills particularly relevant to open technology and culture communities. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women, be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities, and have closer relationships with the other participants.

Participants of all genders are welcome! The workshop works best with about 20-30% women, so we encourage everyone who is interested to apply. For more information on the Ally Skills Workshop click here.

Date: Monday, August 17
Time: 2:20-5:20pm
Location: Virginia Room
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Click Here


Registration Discount/Scholarships

We want to make sure that everyone who feels like they can both benefit and contribute to LinuxCon has the chance to be there, even if funds are low. This year, we are encouraging folks that might fall into that category to apply for discounted or waived registration fees so they can join us! Click here for more information and to apply.


Mother's Room

We will be providing a private Mother’s Room at this year’s event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for our nursing mother attendees. The room will available all days of the event and will be located onsite in the hotel. For location information, please check with any registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care

We are offering complimentary child care onsite for all attendees this year. Please visit our Child Care page for details.


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Attendee Reception Sponsor

Women in Open Source Luncheon Sponsor

Technology Showcase Booth Crawl Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Hacking Lounge Sponsor

Code: Debugging the Gender Gap Film Screening Sponsor

Media Partners