Conduct

7 - 8 September 2021 | Alte Kaserne Winterthur

Reporting Guidelines

or reach out to us at the conference

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

Code of Conduct

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify the organizer of the conference with a concise description of your grievance. We will have a full disclosure policy and we will report every violations publicly (just the violation, no personal details).

Reward Respectful And Helpful Behavior

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open tech citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community. Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society. If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know. Please share Kudos via Twitter.

Code Of Conduct

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 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.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors 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.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff can be identified by distinct staff badges. 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.

We expect participants to adhere to the code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

The devopsdays Zürich 2020 Code of Conduct is based on confcodeofconduct.com.

Diversity

At DevOpsDays Zürich we don’t want to be a tech-conference only — instead we want to be a conference focusing on knowledge, networking and a connecting atmospheric vibe, welcoming a range of backgrounds, experiences and opinions.

Wether you are a speaker or a participant, maybe something’s missing for you? Would you be happy to have some mentoring on your first conference talk? Would you need some assistance in getting to Winterthur? Would you need childcare to be at the conference? Whatever it is, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We might not have a solution in every case or right away – but you can be sure that we are passionate and eager to find one!

Here’s among others what we already thought of:

  • trying some sort of “diversity in tech”-stream or talk at the conference itself

  • let participants create their own name badge and show their individual expression

  • have gender neutral toilets (if feasable with the location)

  • check the location with zugangsmonitor.ch

  • have reserved seating for people with mobility issues

Supporting Diversity

The access monitor documents the accessibility of cultural institutions for people with a visual, mobility or hearing impairment.
Here you can find the accessibility of the Alte Kaserne Winterthur.