This Code of Conduct is largely based on Code of Conduct for RubyConfIndia
DeccanRubyConf is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community. We value the participation of each member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone. Any misconduct by any participant during the course of the conference, at the venue or otherwise, will not be tolerated. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.
At the outset, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we are not inclined to tell people what to do. That said, we take issues of harassment very seriously. Let us be clear- we do not condone harassment or inappropriate behaviour, at our conferences or anywhere. It is counter to our values as an organization and a community; and more importantly, it is counter to our values as human beings.
We believe that a diverse community based on mutual respect is the base for a creative and productive environment enabling the success of this endeavour. It is our endeavour to provide a safe, unbiased and harassment-free environment to all members of the community so that they may achieve the above goals.
All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience and must be sufficiently inclusive of people from many different backgrounds.
Harassment and inappropriate behaviour can include (but is not limited to) :
- Use of excessive swearing or abusive language
- Sustained disruption of talks or other presentations
- Making inappropriate or offensive jokes, insults or comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity or cultural background in verbal, graphic or written form
- Posting sexually explicit, racial or violent material in presentations or public spaces
- Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information
- Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention
- Violent threats, intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography/recording or personal insults directed against another person
- Repeated harassment of others
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
We invite you to help us make this conference a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, so that everyone can focus on the conference itself and the great networking and community richness that can happen when we get together in person.
Participant procedure for handling incidents
If a participant is the victim of or witnesses any harassment or inappropriate behaviour, they should:
- Indicate to the person performing such actions that it is inappropriate and unacceptable
- Refrain from engaging the purported offender beyond above warning
- Immediately bring the incident to the attention of the conference organizers (note: organizers will be wearing distinguishing clothing which will be announced during the welcome address)
- Preferably provide all relevant details of the incident to the organizers in writing
- Refrain from posting incident online or any form of public shaming before the conference organizers have been given an opportunity to redress the matter
Responsibility of Sponsors
Sponsors are afforded several privileges for their contribution to the event. We expect that the sponsors utilize these privileges with due responsibility by not using any inappropriate artwork or messaging on their promotional material displayed or handed out during the conference.