Meetup Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetups 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 organisers will be on hand and can ensure discretion should you need privacy to discuss any breach of this CoC.
The Quick Version
Our meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any talk. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup at the discretion of the organisers.
If you are a recruiter that wishes to attend one of our meetups, there are additional expectations of your conduct.
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, technology choices, 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.
If you are a recruiter that wishes to attend, you must agree to the following additional expected behaviours:
Our events are predominantly technical events, and as a recruiter attendee, you are expected to remain through all the talks, and be passive in engaging with other attendees. Recruiters, rightly or wrongly, have a reputation for being aggressive in their approach with prospective candidates, and if you are aggressive in approaching attendees, or attempt to engage them whilst a speaker is delivering their talk, you will be asked to leave and you and the firm you represent will be permanently barred from future events.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the meetup.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser immediately. Meetup organisers will identify themselves at the start of each event.
Organisers will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the meetup. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at both meetups and social events afterwards.