Code of Conduct
This Code of Conduct is a vital part of making Build Stuff Conference an inclusive event. That’s why we expect everyone participating in Build Stuff Conference and all associated events to read and adhere to this Code of Conduct. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to the Code of Conduct team in person. The process for reporting a Code of Conduct violation at Build Stuff Conference can be found here.
Build Stuff Conference believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.
This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for participant behaviour as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.
We ask all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, suppliers and other participants to help us realise a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.
Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organisers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create Build Stuff Conference and make it your own.
Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of Build Stuff Conference and related events.
All Build Stuff Conference venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or 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.
While we encourage discussion, we will not tolerate people interrupting speakers during their talks (unless the speaker has specifically said it is OK to interrupt with questions).
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR?
If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organiser as soon as possible.
The Build Stuff Conference Code of Conduct team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
Any volunteer can connect you with a member of the Code of Conduct team or conference organiser. You can also come to the Registration desk and ask for the organisers.
There is lots more detail here about how to report a Code of Conduct violation and the process involved here:
CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organisers, venue staff, sponsors, volunteers, or other patrons of Build Stuff Conference venues.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.
OPEN SOURCE CITIZENSHIP
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open source citizenship by encouraging participants to recognise and strengthen the relationships between what we do and the community at large.
In service of this goal, Build Stuff Conference organisers will be taking nominations for exemplary citizens throughout the event and will recognise select participants after the conference on the website.
If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know. You can nominate someone at the Registration table, by speaking to an organiser, or using the contact form.
We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.
REPORT A CODE OF CONDUCT INCIDENT ONLINE
You can contact the Code of Conduct team using the form below.
This message will only be sent to the 3 members of the Code of Conduct team (Neringa Young, Laura Liubinaite and Agne Reichenbergeryte). We won’t discuss your message with anyone outside of the Code Of Conduct team without first discussing this with you.
If, for any reason at all, you would rather your message is only dealt with by certain people, please specify who using the form.