Code of Conduct

1. Purpose

WooSesh believes our community should be truly open for everyone.

As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite every participant – speaker, sponsor, attendee, or otherwise – to help us create a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

2. Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Help others feel welcome, too. Remember that you’re interacting with people from all around the world – from different time zones, different backgrounds, different levels of mastery over the English language.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.

3. Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of WooSesh and related events.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate or unwelcome sexual attention.

4. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, sponsors, or other participants of WooSesh.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.

5. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible.

6. Scope

We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all times throughout the conference.

7. Contact Information

You can contact the organizers privately during the event via email or direct message on Twitter: Patrick Rauland (@bftrick, patrick.rauland at gmail.com) or Brian Richards (@rzen, brian at wpsessions.com).

8. License And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our event information substituted. The original is available at http://opensourcebridge.org/about/code-of-conduct/ and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.