CyborgCamp Code of Conduct


tl;dr;

Be respectful of other people, respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered, and if you can’t resolve an issue contact staff. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave.

Based on previous excellent work by others, this is a code of conduct for CyborgCamp events.



Respect

CyborgCamp is an intentionally positive conference that recognizes and celebrates the creativity and collaboration of independent creators (and independence) and the diversity of people, cultures, and opinions that they bring to CyborgCamp.

CyborgCamp events are inclusive environments, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of background, gender (including transgender status), economic status, social class, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or software preferences.

CyborgCamp attendees may be shy, introverted and dealing with issues separate from the conference. Consider that individuals may be reticent to interact based on externalities and respect their personal boundaries. Regardless of background, everyone deserves to be at CyborgCamp.



Be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful.

Avoid demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or physically threatening behavior, speech, and imagery.

If you’re not sure, ask someone instead of assuming.



Resolve Peacefully

We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community.

If you see someone behaving disrespectfully, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from such behavior. Expect that others in the community wish to help keep the community respectful and welcome your input in doing so.

If you experience disrespectful behavior and feel in any way unable to respond or resolve it respectfully (for any reason), please immediately bring it to the attention of an organizer. We want to hear from you about anything that you feel is disrespectful, threatening, or just icky in any way. We will listen and work to resolve the matter.



Apologize for Mistakes

Should you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or be confronted as such, own up to your words and actions, and apologize accordingly. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters is how you handle them, and avoiding repeating them in the future.

Take well-intentioned apologies seriously. CyborgCamp brings together lots of different people, many who may meet people from different backgrounds and abilities for the first time. This especially applies if you are on the receiving end of an apology, and if you believe the person apologized in good faith, especially if they are from a background different from yours and has willingly demonstrated an effort to be respectful. If you are on the receiving end of an apology and you believe the apology was not well intentioned, or the person continues to maintain disruptive or uncomfortable behavior, tell a conference organizer.



Consequences

If the organizers determine that an event participant is behaving disrespectfully, the organizers may take any action them deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion and exclusion from the event without warning or refund.



Thank you for your help!

As organizers, we will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community. We can’t foresee every situation however, and thus if in the organizers’ judgment the best thing to do is to ask a disrespectful individual to leave, we will do so. We’ve never had to do so, please don’t be the first.


This Code of Conduct was originally created by the IndieWebCamp Community and was released to the public domain according to CC0.