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Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at CITYJS are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting corporation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Twitter: @cityjsconf Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (UK): +44 7809468179
Conference 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.
Purpose of this document
CITYJS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. If you see or hear someone do something that might violate this Code of Conduct, please report it.
You can make a personal report by:
contacting a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.
Our online contacts are: Twitter: @cityjsconf Email: email@example.com Phone (UK): +44 7809468179
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to maintain a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, 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.
In our commitment to a harassment-free and inclusive environment we strongly believe it's important to pay attention to harmful language patterns.
Words like "crazy", "dumb", "insane" or "lame" are examples of ableist language, devaluating people who have physical or mental disabilities. Its appearance often stems not from any intentional desire to offend, but from our innate sense of what it means to be normal. These words can be avoided by using more fitting, clearer descriptions of what we want to communicate.
To find out more about ableism and replacement terms please read this guide.
Using gendered terms like "dude" or "guys" to address a mixed-gendered group of people contributes to furthering exclusion of underrepresented individuals. We strongly advise avoiding gendered pronouns as well as gendered terms.
For more information please familiarise yourself with the Geek Feminism wiki guide.