Code of Conduct

We are an independent technology conference, welcoming and inclusive for all.

We're all in it together

The following has been influenced by other communities we respect and believe hold strong values. This code applies to all Levels Conf initiatives both online and irl. Organisers will adhere to this code throughout all the Levels Conf interactions and we expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for e.v.e.r.y.b.o.d.y!

Some dos before the don’ts

This is all about bringing together Junior Developers of all kinds to share in experiences, learn about each other and make lasting friendships. Some tips to help this happen include…

  • Stand in open circles (a.k.a the Pac-Man rule). It can be hard enough approaching strangers without physical barriers. Try to stand in circles with gaps, so other people can join you.
  • Talk to someone you don’t know. Even if you've got your whole crew at Levels we're sure you can relate to those that don't know too many faces in the crowd. Make all feel welcome by saying hi!
  • Keep an open mind to all the tech stacks. Let’s leave the trash talk to the trolls. Levels isn’t aligned to any particular tech and we like to treat all stacks with heart emoji

Our guidelines

Levels is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of…

  • Gender identity and expression
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity
  • Religion (or lack thereof)
  • Technology choices

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form! The following behaviour will not be tolerated no good emoji ...

  • Use of sexual language and imagery.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking, following.
  • Harassing photography or recording. It’s not OK to record someone's whole talk without their consent. Listen to people when they say they don’t want to be photographed.
  • Constantly interrupting speakers. We will not be taking questions during or after talks. If you have any questions please engage with the speaker in one of the break out times (i.e. morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea).
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.

What action will be taken

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser immediately in person for immediate action. All volunteers will be wearing clearly marked Levels volunteer t-shirts. Alternatively, after the incident you can contact the levels team at any time through the following channels…

  • Email us at hello@LevelsConf.com
  • DM on Twitter @LevelsConf

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers will take any action they deem appropriate, including verbal warning, suspension or expulsion from the community and event venue.

Privacy and dignity of the incident reporter and person being harassed is our primary focus. We will act in support of the victim and not force any action that is not agreed upon by them.

If it has been deemed that you acted inappropriately

  • Listen to the complaint with an open mind
  • Don’t be dismissive of the complainant
  • Understand any advice given on how to act in the future
  • Comply with the directions of the Levels Conf organisers

We strive to make Levels Conf a positive and safe space for all. Failure to comply with the above code of conduct may result in expulsion from Levels Conf. This expulsion will not result in any refunds for tickets purchased.

Get in touch.

If you’d like to discuss the guidelines above please reach out.

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