Code of conduct

This meeting is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of identity, sexuality, physical appearance, race, disability, or age. In order to create a conducive environment to interact with a free and open mind, we adopt this code of conduct.

For real discussions to take place, it is inevitable to have different expressions and opinions, however we will not tolerate behavior that is disrespectful or that excludes, intimidates, or causes discomfort to others. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on characteristics that include, but are not limited to, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, citizenship, nationality, ethnic or social origin, pregnancy, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, religion or belief (or lack thereof), membership of a national minority, property, age, education, socio-economic status, technical choices, and experience level.

Everyone who participates in meeting activities is required to conform to this Code of Conduct. It applies to all spaces managed by or affiliated with the meeting, including, but not limited to, all related side- and social- events; parties; as well as informal gatherings at restaurants or bars, email lists, and online forums such as GitHub, Slack and Twitter. Workshop hosts are expected to assist with the enforcement of the Code of Conduct. By participating, participants indicate their acceptance of the procedures by which the workshop resolves any Code of Conduct incidents, which may include storage and processing of their personal information.


Unacceptable Behavior

We wish to create an inclusive and safe environment for women where they can learn and express. In order to achieve the same, we do not accept the following behaviour:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender or socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion;

  • Showing or consuming sexual content in public spaces;

  • Deliberate intimidation and abusive or aggressive behavior;

  • Stalking or following;

  • Harassment or bullying;

  • Inappropriate physical contact or advances;

  • Unwelcome sexual attention;

  • Any form of physical or verbal violence;

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior


All instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported.


Positive Behavior 

We strongly believe it's important to pay attention to harmful language patterns. We can try and build a conducive atmosphere, in order to do so we may keep in mind the following:

  • Be audible and speak with clarity;

  • Be a good listener when someone is trying to communicate with you. Keep in mind that there might be people who are not very well versed in your language, be patient with them;

  • Maintain your calm, address the issue;

  • Disagreements happen; it’s okay to walk away from a conversation that isn't fruitful or is becoming tense;

  • If you do not like a solution someone else is proposing, explain why or you may state an alternative;

  • Do not assume anyone’s gender identity, sexual preference, survivor status, economic status, background, health status;

  • Make sure to refer to people by their preferred gender pronoun. (Some people don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, and others may prefer gender-neutral pronouns. You can ask people what their preferred gender pronoun is. Also, if you are unsure, address them by their name.)


Where and how to report an instance of unacceptable behavior?

If you are a victim of unacceptable behavior or you observe unacceptable behavior, please REPORT!

Reports may be registered by taking following actions:

1.     Locating a member of the organizing team on-site or

2.     Emailing the organizers

If you see something that you feel is inappropriate and contrary to the spirit of agreed upon conduct, say something to the person affected and encourage them to reach out to the organizing committee or remind them that there is a process they can access. All reports made will be kept confidential.



Participants asked to stop any unacceptable behavior are expected to follow the request immediately. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender and/or expulsion from the conference/event. However, to preserve both the safety and the confidentiality of the complainant/victim in the complaint, no specific action will be taken without consultation and their approval. Any illegal conduct will also be reported to local authorities if needed.


This code of conduct has been adapted from