Code of Conduct


We aim to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, age.

We want to do considerably better than the average group of software-industry people in creating a very friendly space. We especially want to cater to the needs of people that are members of software-industry minorities.

We aim to create a space free of bias and prejudice. At the same time, we want to be open to radical ideas and different cultures.

We want to adopt a collective approach to create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Let’s all assume an active role to help foster this.

We expect all participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to this event business.

OK behaviour


  • Participate honestly.
  • Be considerate in our discussions.
  • Attempt synthesis instead of conflict.
  • Be mindful of surroundings and of fellow participants.
  • Attempt to help if we notice someone struggling.
  • Alert members of the organising team and/or fellow community members if we notice someone in distress.

Not OK behaviour

Not OK behaviours includes intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, demeaning speech or actions by any participant, regardless of their popularity and prominence.

We do not welcome semi-unfriendly responses and social cues. For example, it’s quite an uncomfortable feeling that one experiences when they ask something along the lines of “what is X” or “who is Y” and someone else responds with “What?! I can’t believe you don’t know what X is!” or "Wow! You don’t know who Y is?!”. Let’s all refrain from these. Asking about things one does not know is something we want to enable and augment as much as possible—not the opposite.

Not OK behaviour is absolutely not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop not OK behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

Addressing not OK behaviour

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour please speak to a member of the organising team. We hope you will feel comfortable speaking to a member of the organising team, but if not there is an alternative option of emailing

Even if there is behaviour not outlined as unacceptable by this text, yet it causes uncomfortableness, please do follow the above.

We take this part very seriously while at the same time we want to act with kindness and understanding for all community attendees.