Code of Behaviour
LOADays is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the community of people interested in system engineering and operations.
We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored or not.
Exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, staff and all other attendees at LOADays are subject to this Code of Behaviour. We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
We ask you to be considerate of others and behave professionally and respectfully to all other participants. Remember that sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, real or implied violence, intimidation, oppression, 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.
Be careful in the words that you choose.
Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.
If you think your conversation is making another community member uncomfortable, try to make amends and move forward.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.
Event staff will be happy to help participants address concerns. All reports will be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage you to address your issues privately with any of our staff members who are organizing the event. We encourage you to avoid disclosing information about the incident until the staff have had sufficient time in which to address the situation. Please also keep in mind that public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. We do not condone nor participate in such actions.
If you cannot find a member of the event staff or are not comfortable contacting one of the staff, you can alternatively contact any of the people listed below.
- Kris Buytaert - kris.buytaert at inuits dot eu, @krisbuytaert
- Robert Keersse - robert.keersse at donboscowilrijk dot be, @robertkeersse
- Toshaan Bharvani - toshaan at vantosh dot com, @toshywoshy
All organizers can be reached at info [at] loadays [dot] org
We expect all participants to follow these rules at all event venues and related social events.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.
Credit to 01.org and meego.com, since they formed the starting point for many of these guidelines.
The Event Code of Behaviour is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. The PyCon Code of Conduct also served as inspiration.