Code of conduct

DrupalSouth is dedicated to a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone. All attendees, speakers, trainers, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and event staff at DrupalSouth are required to abide by the DrupalCon Code of Conduct at the conference and at social or other events related to the conference.

Need Help?

If you have a concern, need help resolving a conflict or to report a potential Code of Conduct violation, please notify an event volunteer or email drupalsouth@gmail.com.

Reports will be reviewed by our two DrupalSouth Steering Committee Code of Conduct officers and addressed according to the processes detailed below. Reports are always treated confidentially with details only shared with third parties where required as part of a resolution process. Records of reports are securely retained by the DrupalSouth Steering Committee.

In the event you don't feel you can report an incident to DrupalSouth volunteers or a report has not been addressed to your satisfaction, you can file a separate report with the Drupal Association Community Working Group or the Linux Australia Council

Any incidents of a potentially criminal nature will be referred to the local police where an event is being held.

Code of Conduct

DrupalSouth is an event that brings together a community of professionals from around the world who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform. DrupalSouth is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, professional, harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held.

The Code of Conduct ensures we collectively create this kind of experience. This document expresses the behaviours we expect at DrupalSouth, what is unacceptable behaviour, how we address unacceptable behaviour, and how to ask for help if needed.

All participants, including attendees, organisers, speakers, trainers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, and event staff at DrupalSouth are required to abide by the Code of Conduct. Event staff and their designated representatives will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Expected Behaviour

All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, applicable laws, and to the extent not contrary to the above, their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behaviour.

WE ARE CONSIDERATE

DrupalSouth is an international event 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 the impact of their words and actions on those with different backgrounds and experiences.

WE ARE WELCOMING

One of the greatest strengths of the Drupal community is our inclusiveness. Making all participants feel welcome and included at DrupalSouth is everyone’s job.

WE ARE RESPECTFUL

All participants should strive to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held.

WE ARE COLLABORATIVE

If and when misunderstandings occur, we encourage people to work things out between themselves where this is practical. Where support is beneficial to achieve this, participants agree to ask for help. People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect. If people do not feel able to work out an issue between themselves, they are encouraged to seek advice of a third party to help mediate.

WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Anyone who represents the project, officially, informally, or otherwise, is a leader in our community. At DrupalSouth, leadership roles include, but are not limited to Program team / Track Chairs, Speakers, Summit Leads, Trainers, Prenote organisers, Selection Committees, Social Media Leads, Q&A moderator, Photography Team Leads, Sprint leads, and Mentors. Leadership is not an award, right or title; it is a privilege, a responsibility, and a mandate. As leaders, they must represent the best version of the Drupal community in what they say and do.

Unacceptable Behaviour

We do not tolerate harassment and keep our conference a harassment-free zone for our attendees. Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Any report of harassment at DrupalSouth will be addressed immediately. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments or imagery that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Abusive, offensive, or degrading language or imagery
  • Language or imagery that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence, emotional, or physical harm against an individual or a group of people
  • Intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sexual imagery. At a minimum, no images containing nudity or expressions of sexual relationships that might be deemed inappropriate for a business environment should be used. In addition, participants should consider local societal customs of the hosting country when deciding what is deemed appropriate for a business environment.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances or physical contact
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

No weapons of any kind or illegal drugs are permitted at DrupalSouth venues.

Sponsors and Exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff, including volunteers, should not wear sexualised clothing/uniform/costume, or otherwise create a sexualised environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or anything that would constitute harassment as defined above in their presentations. Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Speakers must abide by the terms in their agreements with the Drupal Association.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour from any DrupalSouth participant will not be tolerated. If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, DrupalSouth staff and designated representatives may take any of the following actions they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the event without warning and without refund.

These actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • A warning to cease their behaviour and that any further reports will result in further actions
  • Removal from the event, with no refund
  • Not being allowed to attend future DrupalSouth events, for a period of time or indefinitely
  • Revocation of leadership roles related to DrupalSouth events, programs, committees, and platforms like drupal.org - temporarily or indefinitely
  • Reporting behaviour to the applicable authorities

What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behaviour

If you feel threatened or violated as a result of intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct, please immediately notify an event volunteer or contact us at drupalsouth@gmail.com. Likewise, please immediately notify an event volunteer if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behaviour.

We’re all in this together

We have an amazing community and this document is designed to continue and strengthen our ability to safeguard and foster our members wellness and encourage the community’s growth in a safe, productive and welcoming place by providing clarity and expectations around our members' behaviour and responsibilities. Parts of this Code of Conduct are derived from best practices used in other open source projects’ Codes of Conduct, including:

  • Linux Foundation
  • Ubuntu OS Feels
  • Ada Initiative
  • Geek Feminism

The DrupalCon Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) and is available for others to use and adapt for their own events.