In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as conference organisers, attendees, speakers, and partners pledge to making participation in our conference a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for the community
- Showing empathy towards other conference participants
Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:
- The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
- Public or private harassment
- Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
Conference organisers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behaviour and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour.
Conference organisers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any conference participant for behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.
This Code of Conduct applies both within conference spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the conference or its community. Examples of representing a conference or community include using an official conference email address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.
Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behaviour may be reported by contacting the conference organisers. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The conference organisers are obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.