DevOps UMN Conference Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as organizers, presenters, and participants pledge to make participation in our conference and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!

Our Responsibilities

Conference organizers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers 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 conference.

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

Reporting an Incident

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the conference team (on-site or at devopsconference@umn.edu). Instances of harassment based on a protected identity (i.e. race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, etc.) may be reported by contacting the conference team or the EOAA Title IX office (612-624-9547 or eoaa@umn.edu). The conference team may take immediate action for the safety and well-being of conference attendees as discussed above, including removal of persons creating a hostile environment for others. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Attribution

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant - version 1.4, as well as https://www.ashedryden.com/blog/codes-of-conduct-101-faq.