This is the Code of Conduct for all events organized by Drupal Austria.
Our events bring together people from around the world who use, develop, design, and support open projects. Many attendees might be newcomers evaluating both our platform and our community.
The Drupal Code of Conduct (HTTP://DRUPAL.ORG/DCOC) outlines our shared ideals and values. This document expresses how we hope to make these ideals real at our conferences and other events. Our goal is to ensure that all participants can freely and openly share ideas in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment that encourages and inspires mutual respect and collaboration.
Come for the Software, Stay for the Community
Open Source projects would simply not exist without their communities. We want all attendees to have an awesome experience, both in and out of formal conference sessions.
The purpose of this document is not to restrict the diversity of ideas and expression in the community; rather, it's to raise awareness of the potential for actions that could alienate valuable members — and potential members — of the community.
We are Considerate
Some of our events are international events that attracts diverse people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We acknowledge that cross-cultural communication can often be complicated and encourage everyone to consider both the impact of their actions on those with different backgrounds and experiences and the honest intentions of those who may have unknowingly caused offense.
We are Welcoming
One of the greatest strengths of the Drupal and PHP communities is our inclusiveness. Making all attendees feel welcome and included is everyone’s job, including exhibitors and sponsors.
We are Respectful
Sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants should strive to treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of their culture, religion, physical appearance, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
We are Collaborative
If and when misunderstandings occur, we encourage people to work things out between themselves whenever that is safe for them to do (see the next points for dealing with harassment). People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect.
When We Disagree, We Consult Others
If people are unable to work out issues between themselves, they are encouraged to seek the advice of a mutually trusted third party or a designated community volunteer to help mediate.
When We Need it, We Ask for Help
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. If you feel threatened or violated as a result of intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct, please immediately notify a conference staff member. Likewise, please immediately notify a staff member if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.
We will execute this policy similar to Stephanie Zvan's advice on SO YOU’VE GOT YOURSELF A POLICY. NOW WHAT?
Contact the Organizers
When contacting the Organizers about an incident, we need all available information: who's involved, what specifically caused the incident, what steps were taken to resolve it prior to contacting the Organizers, any log files or other data to corroborate the event, etc.
If the matter is urgent, please contact the following individual on-site: Ulli (email@example.com)
We want everyone to feel safe for the duration of our events. If necessary, volunteers are empowered to take appropriate actions that may include, but are not limited to, warnings, expulsion from the conference without refund, and referrals to venue security or local law enforcement.
We’re All in this Together
Thanks for making our events awesome for everyone!
This Code of Conduct is a derivative of the DrupalCon Los Angeles Code of Conduct and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (HTTP://CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-SA/3.0/). It is available for others to use and adapt for their own events.