About Code Climate Events

Code Climate hosts events for people from many different backgrounds. We expect presenters, exhibitors, and attendees to help make our events enjoyable for everyone. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers are required to conform to the following Code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Code Climate, Inc. reserves the right to take any necessary action to preserve the integrity of any chat rooms, forums, message boards, or news group, such as removing any posting that it determines in its sole discretion is vulgar or inappropriate.

Short version

Code Climate is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, volunteers, and staff at events organized by Code Climate, Inc or held at Code Climate, Inc facilities are subject to these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people from many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassments and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference or conference events without refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Long version

Harassment includes (but is not limited to) offensive communication related to age, gender, 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.

Attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, volunteers, and staff asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Furthermore, the use sexualized images, activities, or other material is strictly prohibited.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate.

If a participant, speaker, or exhibitor engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Contact Us

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff or a Code Climate representative.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call or send a message to (646) 576-6466 or contact any of these individuals directly:

Kären Engelbrecht: karen@codeclimate.com

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

For speakers and exhibitors - if you're unsure whether your presentation, booth, or event will be enjoyed by all, please check with the organizers above.

License/About

This code of conduct is modified from the PyCon 2015 code of conduct at https://us.pycon.org/2015/about/code-of-conduct/ which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.