Drupal GovCon adheres to the Drupal Code of Conduct (http://drupal.org/dcoc) which 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
Drupal would simply not exist without its community. We want all attendees at Drupal GovCon 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 Drupal 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
Drupal GovCon is a national 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 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 community is our inclusiveness. Making all attendees feel welcome and included at Drupal GovCon 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 possible. 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 coordinator. Likewise, please immediately notify a coordinator if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.
Contact the Team
If contacting the Drupal GovCon team 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 team, any log files or other data to corroborate the event, etc.
Please submit all issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Drupal GovCon team wants everyone to feel safe for the duration of the conference. If necessary, conference staff are empowered to take appropriate actions that may include, but are not limited to, warnings, expulsion from the conference, and referrals to security or local law enforcement.
We’re All in this Together
Thanks for making Drupal GovCon awesome for everyone!
The Drupal GovCon Code of Conduct is derived from 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.