Conference Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Codemotion Amsterdam are required to agree with the following code of conduct. The organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
In a nutshell: Don’t be a Jerk
The Quick Version
Codemotion Amsteram is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online communication channels. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recordings, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, Codemotion Amsterdam organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference 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 the conference staff immediately.
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.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
If you experience any problems, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local emergency numbers:
- Emergency police, fire brigade, ambulance: 112
- Police information (non-emergency): 0900 8844
- Anonymous tip-line (to report a crime): 0800 7000
- Emergency doctor’s office (24h), the operator will connect you with an emergency doctor in your area of Amsterdam: 088 003 0600
(This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers)
Original source and credit: The Ada Initiative
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