Code Of Conduct

Our Commitment

DPOE-N is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Please take a moment to review this important document. If you have questions, please contact us.

Our Expectations

We expect all participants at DPOE-N events to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:
  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Making recordings without explicit permission (including taking screenshots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space)
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

DPOE-N does not promote commercial products or services. Workshop attendees and instructors will not engage in solicitation of commercial products or services leading up to, during, or after the workshop. Attendees and instructors will not use the list of attendees for commercial purposes or solicitation.

Need help?

If you see, overhear, or experience a violation of the Code of Conduct during a virtual event, please alert any member of the DPOE-N team (identified at the beginning of the event) immediately through a private chat message or via email at Event staff are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.

We will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

What are the consequences?

Anyone asked to stop any harassing or offensive behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including but not limited to: warning the offender, removing the offender from the event, and prohibiting their attendance at any future DPOE-N event virtually or in-person.

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.0 as well as the IAC Code of Conduct, and was last updated May 18, 2021. It is a living document and will be updated regularly.