To create the best possible future, we need everybody
At O’Reilly, we believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. We want our whole community—including our online learning platform and the technology organizations who engage with it—to recognize, include, and encourage people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, and professional roles. We’re not there yet.
We’re working to increase career opportunities in technology for people from underrepresented groups by actively recruiting speakers for our online events, signing up authors for books, videos, and interactive labs, 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.
Apply for a diversity and inclusion scholarship
We’ve established a DEIJ scholarship program, awarding 500 free annual O’Reilly learning platform memberships to help people belonging to groups underrepresented in technology build the skills they need to break into the field. Recipients are selected by a volunteer employee diversity and inclusion board.
Become a content creator
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
Join the O’Reilly team
Our mission is to build a better future by spreading the knowledge of innovators. It’s a big job. Are you up for it?
Share your ideas
We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to help us create a 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
Know that it’s an ongoing process
We know there’s still much more to do, but here are some ways we’re already working to build a more diverse organization and experience.
- In 2021 we established a corporate goal to increase the number of O’Reilly experts we sign to new projects who identify as members of an underrepresented community from 30% to 40%—a full 10 percentage points higher. In 2022 we surpassed that goal, with 47% of talent belonging to an underrepresented community.
- 44% of O’Reilly’s full-time workforce are women—well above average for the tech industry (which was 28.8% in 2020, per AnitaB.org). And our percentage of women in leadership roles at the director level or above is 48%. But we’re still working to improve these numbers.
- In 2022, 66% of new hires identified as members of underrepresented groups (and in tech that includes women).
- We’ve created and filled the position of O’Reilly diversity lead, who directs efforts to improve the diversity of our talent ecosystem and elevate underrepresented voices in a myriad of ways on the O’Reilly learning platform.
- We forward any calls for proposals to relevant affinity groups with the message that we’re actively seeking diverse authors and presenters.