Conduct Policy

We expect all participants to follow these rules within all Code & Supply venues and events, virtual or in-person, and within all official Code & Supply communication channels. This policy is subject to changes without notice.

It was adapted from multiple sources, including the

Code & Supply is dedicated to providing an enjoyable event for everyone and expects participants at our events to act in a way that promotes an environment that is harassment-free, safe, comfortable, and enjoyable to be a part of.

Our events are for everyone, regardless of that person's gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or criminal record. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

You agree that when at Code & Supply events, you will behave in a way that enables our expected environment and will not, by way of example, and not as a limitation:

  • Engage in speech or other activity that is intended to attack or demean a group of people based on gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or criminal record.
  • Defame, abuse, harass, or threaten others.
  • Intimidate, stalk, or follow others without their consent.
  • Photograph or record someone without that person's consent.
  • Present an image or words that embody any of: (1) full or partial nudity, (2) sexual acts involving persons whether realistic or not, (3) sex-related behavior that has a violent aspect, (4) the treatment of a person primarily in terms of how person looks, or appears to the senses, (5) deprivation of another's right to dignity.
  • In association with a booth or a presentation, present a real person or an image of a person in nonprofessional sexy attire.
  • Create a false identity for the purpose of maliciously misleading others.
  • Create a sustained disruption of presentations or other events.
  • Touch others in a way that is aggressive or overly intimate for a professional activity, or after being told to stop.
  • Show sexual attention with words or active gestures to someone after that person has asked you to stop.
  • Carry or display a weapon of any kind, real or replica. A swivelling knife with a blade longer than 3 inches counts as a weapon even if it is usually thought of as a tool.
  • Brandish anything (such as a tool) as a weapon, even if not directed at anyone.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without an agreement from Code & Supply.
  • Distribute or disseminate any material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards one person or a group because of that person's identity as defined by gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, veteran status, socioeconomic status, or criminal record.
  • Use information obtained at Code & Supply in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
  • Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of patrons of a Code & Supply event or service or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
  • Be intoxicated or act in a way that results in irresponsible behavior because of alcohol impairment.
  • Operate devices that emit distracting light or sound that disrupts the event.
  • Intentionally incite others to act in the prohibited ways listed.

Organizational Rules

These rules apply to all event patrons, invited guests, paying sponsors, staff, and volunteers. You are responsible for your own conduct as well as the conduct of your guests and/or persons acting on your behalf.


Personal Conduct For Representatives Of Code & Supply

When participating in certain roles, you are acting as a representative of Code & Supply and your behavior should reflect that duty. All persons associated with Code & Supply are required to avoid conduct that is detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in Code & Supply.

Roles that may fall under this policy include, but are not limited to, event presenters, speakers, volunteers, paid workers, or contracted staff.

Misconduct Procedures

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply at once.

If a participant engages in inappropriate behavior, the event organizers keep the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the event with no refund or payment, temporarily or indefinitely prohibiting the offender from participating in Code & Supply events or communication forums, or contacting local law enforcement or venue security.

Event organizers may redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible by talking to or emailing event staff. Event staff can be identified by t-shirts. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone.

When taking a report, our staff will make sure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to make sure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise aid those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Copyright 2016 Justin Reese and Richard Stallman. This policy is free to use and adapt, licensed as CC BY-SA.