Historically, we have enjoyed a high standard of behaviour from our participants. This Code of Conduct has been created to ensure this high standard continues. As organisers of this event, we expect everyone participating to conduct themselves appropriately and in a respectable fashion. Unacceptable behaviour and/or harassment falls below the standards we expect and accept from our participants.
Unacceptable behaviour includes (but is not limited to):
- offensive verbal comments related to; gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, professional ability, appearance, education, financial background,
- sexual images in public spaces,
- deliberate intimidation, bullying, harassment,
- stalking, following,
- harassing photography or recording,
- sustained disruption of talks or other events,
- inappropriate physical contact,
- unwelcome sexual attention.
If any participant or group of participants engages in behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, the event organisers will take the appropriate action, including warning or expulsion from the conference with no refund or contacting the appropriate authorities.
If you have any concerns, we encourage you to inform a member of Software Acumen staff, who will put into action our plan to deal with breaches. This includes offering support, contacting the appropriate security and ensuring required assistance is given. You are welcome to inform us at any time during or after the event of a breach of this code. We understand you can feel safer speaking to us from a distance whether that is defined as a period of time or by contacting us via email. If your personal safety is at risk we encourage you to speak to us with all urgency.
We understand that breaches of this code can be very upsetting but that you may not feel your personal safety is at risk. If this is the case and you feel you need time before you contact us, please take the time you need.
Our overarching goal is to have a safe environment for all our participants.
Our events are not suitable for under 18s. We do not moderate content for this age group over and above this Code of Conduct and speakers may use language or references only suitable for an adult audience. Please contact us if you have queries about an under 18 at this event.