Everybody who participates in DjangoCon Europe in one way or another is required to conform to this Code of Conduct (CoC). This includes attendees, speakers, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, and event staff.
The organizers will introduce a Code of Conduct team that will be primarily responsible for handling any incidents. The CoC applies before and throughout the event (including related activities such as social events, and social media). We have also published our response guidelines.
The team can be reached on [email protected].
We would like to thank the DjangoCon Europe 2019 CoC team for the awesome CoC (which we adapted with some minor modifications) and the response guidelines (which we have adopted unedited from 2018).
Our goals with having this Code of Conduct are:
We ask each attendant to keep the community in mind and do their best to foster a positive environment for everyone.
Behavior that contributes to a positive environment includes:
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
This Code of Conduct applies to all conference related spaces. That includes, but is not limited to:
In case of a Code of Conduct violation, some of the most common actions organisers may take are:
If a Code of Conduct incident happens to you, or you witness it happening to someone else, please contact the CoC team immediately, either in person or by sending an email to conduc[email protected]. Prior to the event, we will publish a phone number for disclosure as well.
Your report will be treated confidentially and will only be discussed within the CoC team.
The team members will be introduced in person at the conference. You can approach any of them at any time to discuss an incident or concern. You can also ask any other staff to help you find them at the conference.
Please do not feel like you may be a burden to us by reporting incidents. Even if you happen to report multiple incidents during the conference. We rather consider reports as an opportunity for us to act: by knowing about an incident, we can act on it, and often prevent it from going on or occuring again. But if we don't know, we can't take action.
If you're not sure if an incident was already reported by someone else, even if many people saw it, please report it. It is frequent that several people witness an incident and no one reports it, because everyone thought other people would.
If you are not sure whether the situation was a Code of Conduct violation, or whether it applied to that particular space, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct or the processes surrounding it.
If you think you witness something, but you're not sure what you saw, or you don't have proof, it's still very useful to us if you can report on that. You don't have to build up a case before reporting, and it's ok to report things even if you have doubts.
In your report please include, when possible:
If you don't have some of this information, or not at this time, please still make the report anyways. You can contact us at any time after your report if you want to add, edit or take back any information you shared.
If you feel unsafe reporting in person, you may choose someone to represent you. In this case, we'd need their contact information, but we'd ask this person to make clear that they are not reporting in their own name.
When handling a report, we follow our response guidelines.
If you're currently afraid regarding your physical safety or are in danger, contact local law enforcement in Portugal:
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. However, we will not contact security or law enforcement without your consent, except when not doing so would create significant danger for other participants.
We value your attendance, and look forward to seeing you at DjangoCon Europe.