Studies have shown time and again that diversity and inclusion lead to better decision making, and diverse teams lead to better business outcomes.
Additionally, creating a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem will bring more talent in to fill the ever increasing number of open source jobs available. Finally, we believe that fundamentally, helping to create a more diverse and inclusive community is the right thing to do, and we use our events as one place to do this.
One of the many important contributions the Linux Foundation makes to the community is facilitating and supporting opportunities for the learning and collaboration necessary to spark new ideas and advance open source technologies. We host between 75 and 100 events a year, gathering more than 80,000 attendees. All of our events are designed to be welcoming places that encourage and support the diversity and inclusion of ideas, technologies, and most importantly, people.