Code of Conduct

Brief and Purpose 

This policy outlines CodeCampSDQ’s expectations regarding expected behavior from all CodeCampSDQ speakers, collaborators or participants at any event they host or sponsor. 

We promote freedom of expression and open communication. But we expect all participants to follow our code of conduct. Participants should avoid offending any person they interact with, and minimize the possibility serious disputes that may disrupt the workplace, event or any community CodeCampSDQ interacts with/supports. 

Scope 

This policy applies to all CodeCampSDQ participants, attendees, or collaborators. 

Elements  

Respect  

All speakers or attendants should respect their colleagues, event speakers or attendees. CodeCampSDQ will not allow any kind of discriminatory behavior, harassment or victimization.

Harassment Free 

CodeCampSDQ is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual/relationship orientation, disability, politics, disease, mental illness or disorder, disability, veteran status, economic status, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, language, or anything else.  

We do not tolerate harassment in any form: to, or by anyone. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any venue, talk, community group or any other event where CodeCampSDQ is a sponsor or participant. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the engagement without a refund at the discretion of the organizers. 

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity, and expression, sexual/relationship orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, rage, age, religion, or any other social conformity 
  • Sexual images in public places 
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following 
  • Harassing photography or recording 
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events 
  • Inappropriate physical contact 
  • Unwelcome sexual attention 
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior 

Enforcement 

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event without a refund. 

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile to any participants. 

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.  

Reporting 

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Event staff can be identified by their Red CodeCamp T-Shirts, and their “Staff Badge”. 

We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place. 

Anonymous Report 

If you do not feel comfortable talking to a staff member directly, you can also report harassment anonymously on our website at www.codecampsdq.com (this policy and the report harassment button will be visible in the footer of every page on this site). Or by going to this page directly -> https://bit.ly/codecampsdq-report

Personal Report 

You can make the report in person by contacting a staff member (Description available soon). 

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other staff to ensure your report is managed properly Once safe, we will ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we will handle it as respectfully as possible and you can bring someone to support you if you wish. You won’t be asked to confront anyone, and we will not tell anyone who you are. 

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. 

Contact Information 

Emergency contact information will be available soon.