Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout their event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

Event staff will be identified at the start of each event. If you need assistance, please contact them directly. If your issue requires discretion, the utmost care will be made by event staff to honor that to the best of our ability.

The Quick Version

Our organization is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of our community members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Community members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community at the discretion of our organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Support staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, our organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of our staff immediately. Community staff will be identified at the start of each event.

Community staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of any community event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at our events, workshop venues, and community-related social events.


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