Brisbane 2014 - Code of Conduct

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DevOps Australia Code of Conduct

DevOps Australia is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer + operations community.

We value the participation of each member of the DevOps 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 by DevOps or not.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any DevOps Australia event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Short Version

DevOps Australia 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 meetup participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at DevOps Australia events.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organisers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors 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.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for DevOps Australia events.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a conference organiser. You may also contact venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the conference organisers.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals:

  • Lindsay Holmwood at +61 432 768 089
  • Matthew Jones at +61 422 145 800
  • Mick Pollard at +61 488 490 240
  • Greg Cockburn at +61 418 295 108

The conference organisers 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.


This Code of Conduct was forked from the Pycon 2013 policy, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

The Pycon 2013 policy was originally forked from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Create Commons Zero license.

This Conference Code of Conduct by DevOps Australia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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