Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our hackday are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
The Quick Version
Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free hackday experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of hackday participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any hackday venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Hackday participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackday at the discretion of the hackday organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, 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. Sponsor staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackday organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackday and a ban on future attendance.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackday staff immediately. Hackday staff will be identified in the introductory talk at the beginning of the day and will be around throughout.
If you wish to make a report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.
Hackday staff will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackday. We value your attendance.
Alcohol will be present and served at the event, and we reserve the right to refuse service at our discretion. In particular, we will not serve anyone we feel is already intoxicated or drunk, and anyone acting under the influence of too much alcohol may be asked to leave.
We expect participants to follow these rules at the hackday and any hackday-related social events.