Code of Conduct

Purpose

At WordCamp London we believe that 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 sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us create a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

Expected Behaviour

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior 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.
  • Remember that WordCamp London venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviour includes: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of WordCamp London and related events.

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.

Consequences Of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, speakers, volunteers, organisers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of WordCamp London 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. All reports of unacceptable behaviour will be reported to WordCamp Central.

What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organiser as soon as possible.

The WordCamp London 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.

Volunteers will be wearing bright pink t-shirts that say “localhost” on the back. Any volunteer can connect you with a conference organiser. You can also come to the special registration desk in the foyer of the Rocket and ask for the organisers.

Scope

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.

Contact Information

Siobhan McKeown (Lead Organiser): siobhan@wordpress.org
WordPress Slack Channel: siobhan
Skype: smckeown

License And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is based on the work of Open Source Bridge. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/ and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.