Code of Conduct

The Conf42 community is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you're working with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep Conf42 a positive, successful, and growing community.

Our Community

Members of the Conf42 community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:

  • Focusing on what is best for the community. We're respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We're receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
  • Acknowledging time and effort. We're respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Conf42 community. We're thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
  • Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it's on patches, problems, or otherwise.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members. We're attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we're tactful when approaching differing views.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language. We're accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.
  • Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers -- other Conf42 users.
  • Being respectful. We're respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.

Our Standards

Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The Conf42 community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.

Inappropriate Behavior

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • Harassment of any participants in any form
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
  • Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any event venue, including talks
  • Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
  • Excessive swearing
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "hug" or "backrub") without consent or after a request to stop
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds

Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Weapons Policy (physical & virtual)

No weapons are allowed at Conf42 events. Weapons include but are not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, sharp objects and large knifes, such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon. This policy also applies to all virtual weapons such as phishing for personal data or inviting other attendees to visit inappropriate/scammy websites (fake government website, online gambling, Ponzi scheme, monetized online games, pornography, explicit video content, etc), as well as any other type of virtual hazards existing today.


If a participant engages in behavior that violates this Code of Conduct, the Conf42 team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or permanent expulsion from the community with no refund of event tickets.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.



This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at events hosted by Conf42:

  • staff
  • speakers
  • panelists
  • tutorial or workshop leaders
  • poster presenters
  • people invited to meetings or summits
  • exhibitors
  • organizers
  • volunteers
  • all attendees and community members
  • everyone else involved in any capacity in the events

The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:

  • exhibit hall or vendor tabling area
  • panel and presentation rooms
  • hackathon or sprint rooms
  • tutorial or workshop rooms
  • poster session rooms
  • summit or meeting rooms
  • staff areas
  • con suite
  • meal areas
  • party suites
  • walkways, hallways, elevators, and stairs that connect any of the above spaces

The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and phone applications, including:

  • social media interactions on platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
  • comments made on event video hosting services
  • comments made on the official event hashtag or panel hashtags

Online Spaces

This Code of Conduct applies to the following online spaces:

  • website
  • Conf42 Discord server
  • Conf42 YouTube channel
  • any other online space administered for the purposes of Conf42

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people in official Conf42 online/virtual spaces:

  • admins of the online/virtual space
  • maintainers
  • reviewers
  • contributors
  • all community members

Contact Information

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact the Conf42 team immediately. They can be reached by emailing Please remember to include the nick of the perpetrator if the incident happened on any third-party platform used by Conf42 (Discord, YouTube, etc.)


This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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