Code of conduct

The OSDC2010 team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We are releasing this code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations.

We welcome all attendees help in making this a reality.

1. Respect yourself, and respect others.

2. Unwelcome behaviour will not be tolerated whether to other attendees, organisers, venue staff or other patrons of the OSDC2010 venues.  Unwelcome behaviours include intimidation, harrassment, abusive, discriminatory or derogatory conduct by any attendees of OSDC2010 and related events.  All OSDC2010 venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

3. Be careful.  Please keep an eye out for dangerous activity or situations, and alert the conference team if you become aware of any safety hazards.

Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.

What is Harassment?
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Anyone asked to stop harassing behaviour
is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a conference organiser or helper immediately either at the registration desk or use one of the conference team contacts listed here.

The OSDC2010 team will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the  duration of the conference.

We expect all conference participants to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

We value your attendance and appreciate your help. 

Download a PDF of this code of conduct

The OSDC 2010 Code of Conduct is based on the geek feminism conference anti-harassment policy template. As such, it may also be used by others as a template or guideline under a Creative Commons Zero license.


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