As a collective that stands for equality, diversity, and inclusivity we don’t tolerate any harassing or discriminating behaviours whether online or in our space and events. We want the virtual and physical spaces we meet in to be safer spaces, and that is achieved when everyone is on the same page about what that means and how to constitute it. Below you will find a more detailed explanation of what that entails.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or cultural background.
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to a member of our collective. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.
Events in which sex, pornography, racism, etc. are on-topic
Some events are both welcoming to all genders and include discussion on topics which are blanket prohibited in the example anti-harassment policy. For example, workshops about supporting geek women* or about social justice will necessarily have discussion about topics banned in the example policy, originally written for mainstream technical workshops.
This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, and we would like to thank them for that.