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Ruby DCamp is a community event intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the technical community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the event and event-related venues (e.g., the DCamp Slack), whether officially sponsored by Ruby DCamp or not.

To make clear what is expected, all campers, sponsors, organizers and volunteers at any Ruby DCamp event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Short Version

Ruby DCamp is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of campers in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any DCamp venue, including sessions.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for Ruby DCamp.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the camp (or Slack) at the sole discretion of the event organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for RubyDCamp.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Evan Light at (703) 615-0710 or other individuals who will be designated at the beginning of each DCamp.

Evan or other designated event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Procedure for Handling Harassment

Please report all incidents to Evan Light. Otherwise, the links below (from PyCon's CoC) provide overall guidance.

License

This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.

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Conference Code of Conduct by https://us.pycon.org/2013/about/code-of-conduct/ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.