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Code Of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Reinforce conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting corporation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. tl;dr: Don’t be a Jerk. Be excellent!

Need help?

Contact

Email: confteam@reinforce.com

Phone (HU): +36 307206637

Conference staff 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.

Purpose of this document

Reinforce conference 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 conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. If you see or hear someone do something, that might violate this Code of Conduct, please report it.

You can make a personal report by:

  • Contacting a staff member, identified by our staff t-shirts with our logo on it
  • Facebook direct messages: our DMs on Facebook are always open
  • Phone number: our main organiser’s number is printed on your badge (+36307206637)
  • Email - but it might take up a few hours or a day before we can respond on email during or after the event.

Enforcement

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

Harassment

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal or written comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

Inclusive language

In our commitment to a harassment-free and inclusive environment we strongly believe it's important to pay attention to harmful language patterns.

Ableism

Words like "crazy", "dumb", "insane" or "lame" are examples of ableist language, devaluating people who have physical or mental disabilities. Its appearance often stems not from any intentional desire to offend, but from our innate sense of what it means to be normal. These words can be avoided by using more fitting, clearer descriptions of what we want to communicate. To find out more about ableism and replacement terms please read this guide.

Sexism

Using gendered terms like "dude" or "guys" to address a mixed-gendered group of people contributes to furthering exclusion of underrepresented individuals. We strongly advise avoiding gendered pronouns as well as gendered terms. For more information please familiarise yourself with the Geek Feminism wiki guide.