The OS//OS Code of Conduct - creating a safe & inclusive environment as a community
I would like to start a discussion about the OS//OS Code of Conduct, to make sure everyone is aware of it, and also talk about how we as a community can create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone at the conference.
- you can read the code of conduct here
- everyone who has signed up as an attendee, speaker, volunteer, sponsor, or in any capacity has agreed to the code of conduct
- we will brief all staff, volunteers, and session hosts to make sure they are aware of the code of conduct and know what to do if they notice a problem
- if you have any concerns or questions you don't want to post here, or want to report any violations or inappropriate behaviour, there is direct contact info at the bottom of the CoC
We wrote our code of conduct by looking at codes used by other events and several online resources. Special thanks to Pycon, O'Reilly, Ashe Dryden, Geek Feminism Wiki, Kiwicon, Gather and Hopper for having really useful reference material available. If you're thinking of hosting an event definitely check out those links.
I am interested in feedback from this community, and anything else we could be doing as organisers to make the conference more inclusive, accessible, and safe. I hope that we can all feel a sense of responsibility about this issue as a community, knowing that the organisers are taking it seriously and our ears are open.