Code of Conduct
FOSSY is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone; regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, national origin, race, or religion or lack thereof. This code applies to everyone -- including attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Please do not include sexualized imagery, off-color jokes or other materials that attendees may deem offensive in your slides or spoken remarks. If you aren’t sure if something you intend to show or state is potentially offensive, please contact us for help in reviewing your presentation materials.
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Behave professionally. Remember that sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for FOSSY.
Harassment will not be tolerated at FOSSY. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording without permission, sustained disruption of talks or other parts of the event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Just as we will ask any audience member to cease their behavior and to leave if they are not respectful of you, we will also ask that you stop presenting should there be offensive or inappropriate material in your slides or presentation. This code applies to everyone -- including attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If they do not stop immediately or their behavior constitutes a potential physical danger to other participants, they may be ejected from the event without a refund. This will be at the discretion of FOSSY's response team.
If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct during FOSSY, or have any other concerns, please contact our response team immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference staff can help you contact emergency services, local police and/or provide an escort to your hotel.
We borrowed heavily from the SeaGL and North Bay Python Codes of Conduct which are based on this template and include many of the variations used by PyCon, all of which are available under the Creative Commons Zero License. Please feel free to use any of this language for your own Code of Conduct.