Code of Conduct

BarCamp Nashville is a volunteer-driven unconference focused on learning and sharing. Nashville’s tech community is growing rapidly in size and diversity, and we believe a code of conduct is a great way to ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for all. 
 
All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at BarCamp Nashville are required to conform to the code of conduct, which will be enforced by the organizers throughout the event. 
 

The Short Version

BarCamp Nashville is dedicated to providing a harassment-free unconference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of unconference participants in any form.
 
All communication should be appropriate for a diverse, professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including presentations.
 
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 for BarCamp Nashville.
 
Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the unconference at the sole discretion of the unconference organizers.
 
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.
 

The Long Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race and religion, as well as sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentations or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.  
 
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
 
Sponsors and exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities or other material. Sponsors and staff, including volunteers, should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized 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 BarCamp Nashville.
 
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the unconference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event 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 member of conference staff. Conference staff will be wearing BarCamp Nashville shirts. You may also contact venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the planning crew Chair Jessawynne Parker or Chair Elect Jon Robinson.
 
If the matter is especially urgent, please contact the BCN Response Team:
Members of the Response Team for BCN17 are:
 

Procedures for Handling Harassment

Attendee Procedure for Reporting Incidents

 

Credits

This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers and is used under a Creative Commons Zero license.
 
Special thanks for inspriation to Rachel Nabors, Nodevember and PyTennessee.

Researched and drafted by Max Trenkle.

 

Adopted October 7, 2015.