We strive to build inclusive communities through investment in programs, career development, and events that provide opportunities to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups around the world.
We believe the power of collaboration is greater when many different perspectives are included and that’s why we provide financial and non-financial resources, such as booths at events, training scholarships, travel assistance and more. The Linux Foundation has engaged for many years in initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion in our communities, including #YesWeCode, All Star Code, Blacks In Technology, ChickTech, CodeChix, Girls in Tech, Kids on Computers, Outreachy, Powering Potential, Women in Big Data, and Women Who Code.
Featured Organizations That The Linux Foundation Supports
AllStar Code is a nonprofit initiative that prepares qualified young men of color for full-time employment in the technology industry by providing mentorship, industry exposure, and intensive training in computer science. We are dedicated to closing the opportunity gap between young men of color and the tech industry.
Blacks In Technology is a global platform for black women and men in technology. We are “Stomping the Divide” by establishing standards for world class technical excellence. BIT serves members through community, media and mentorship. We provide resources, guidance and challenge members to establish new standards of innovation.
The Chasing Grace Project is a documentary series about women in tech. It includes six episodes, each focused on a different topic within the women in tech narrative. From the pay gap, online harassment and female entrepreneurship to access to the best jobs, the decision to leave or stay in tech and the role of male allies, the series will illustrate how we pave the way forward.
CodeChix is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Education, Advocacy and Mentoring, of women engineers in industry and academia. We aim to increase the number of women engineers in industry through our technical and mentoring/networking programs.
Gather’s focus is to create fun, high quality, and educational experiences. Built for those who identify as women, wishing to engage in environments structured to encourage productivity and for becoming our personal best, regardless of circumstance.
The Linux Foundation and Goodwill Industries have developed a program called “Extended Learning Linux Foundation Scholarship Program,” which will increase access to Linux and open source training certification to underserved communities.
Kids on Computers is a nonprofit organization comprised of a group of volunteers setting up computer labs in areas where kids don’t have access to technology. Kids on Computers brings computers and free and open source software to disadvantaged kids.
Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. They provide a supportive community for beginning to contribute any time throughout the year, and offer focused internship opportunities twice a year with a number of free software organizations. Many of The Linux Foundation’s projects also have sponsored interns through this outreach program.
Women in Big Data initiative is a grassroots community to inspire, connect, grow and champion success of women in big data by making awareness and providing training, networking and mentorship to advance women’s career in big data field.