At O’Reilly, we believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. We want our learning platform, our conferences (and the technology communities and companies who participate in them), and our whole organization to include, encourage, and recognize people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We’re not there yet.
We’re working to increase career opportunities in technology for people from underrepresented groups by actively recruiting diverse speakers for our events, offering scholarships to O’Reilly conferences, signing up a broad variety of authors for books and videos, and taking part in ongoing conversations about the value of diversity in the communities we serve.
Below are some of the ways you can get involved.
Do you have something to say, teach, or champion? We’re always looking for potential authors, reviewers, and other content creators to work with. Apply yourself and encourage others to do so by emailing
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- See if you’re eligible and apply for a Diversity & Inclusion scholarship to a conference that’s relevant to your career. Sponsorship of scholarships is also available for companies that want to highlight their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Share our Calls for Proposals to relevant affinity groups and suggest to potential speakers that they submit proposals.
- Suggest ways that the onsite conference experience can be more welcoming, and groups and communities we should reach out to: send an email to
Our mission is to build a better future by spreading the knowledge of innovators and talking about the stuff that we think matters. It’s a big job, and we can’t do it by ourselves.
We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to creating balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience. Please share your ideas and best practices for how we can realize our vision by sending an email to