The quick version
Our meetup group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.
The less quick version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, the choice to wear a protective face mask, 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.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If any participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event (series).
Reporting an issue
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the local organizers immediately, they will have communicated ways to connect with them.
We’re happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at the event venue and related social events.
For concerns you feel you can’t raise with the local organizers, please contact a member of our Global Code of Conduct team: