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DevCon is taking place in Romania and is organized byCatalyst Solutions SRL. All further references to the event from this document will be done through the legal organizer of the event, Catalyst Solutions SRL.
Please take further notice that this
is an Anti-Harassment Policy during our events.
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and
volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of
conduct for all our events under the umbrella of DevTalks Romania (DevTalks
Romania, DevTalks Reimagined, DevCon, DevHacks, DevAfterWork). Organizers will
enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all
participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated to
providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of
gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size,
race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of
conference participants, speakers, or partners in any form. Sexual language and
imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks,
workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Conference participants
violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without
a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
The same code of conduct applies for
the virtual editions of all our events under the DevTalks Romania umbrella,
meaning that any form of harassment of conference participants, speakers,
partners, or organizers in any form will be sanctioned and will imply the
expulsion from the online conference at any moment from the conference
The Less Quick Version
In virtual editions, any form of
aggression or offensive verbal comments is prohibited. The organizers reserve
the right to block the participant in the chat area, if he has negative
comments, insults to other participants, speakers, partners, or organizers.
Organizers may decide to block and
remove participants from the virtual conference who use trivial language and
references to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance,
body size, race etc.
In physical editions, we do not
tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, and we expect all
participants to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner.
Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled
from the conference, without a refund, at the discretion of the conference
Harassment includes offensive verbal
comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical
appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces,
deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or
recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate
physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any
harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
The sponsors and partners are also
subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, the sponsors and partners
should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff
(including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or
otherwise create a sexualized environment.
In physical editions, exhibitors
should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths
and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or
otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual
language, images, or any language or images that could constitute harassment as
defined above in their talks. Speakers should also use inclusive language.
All forms of (online or in-person)
harassment or (online or in-person) bullying are unacceptable at all the events
under the umbrella of DevTalks Romania (DevCon) or any of our side events,
Strong, vulgar, obscene or otherwise harmful
Racially, ethnically or otherwise,
Harassing, intimidating, stalking or
threatening other participants, speakers, organizers and partners;
Libelous, defamatory or otherwise tortuous
Impersonation of another person;
Posting, distributing, transmitting or
promoting illegal content;
Invasion of another’s privacy;
Actions that are harmful to minors;
Posting, providing, transmitting or otherwise
making available any materials or information infringing on the rights of a
Posting, providing, transmitting or otherwise
making available any junk mail or spam;
Posting, uploading, emailing or otherwise
transmitting any material that contains any malicious computer code, or reverse
engineering or hacking any materials on the Event website.
Participants that are asked to stop
any bad behavior are expected to do so immediately. If a fair warning doesn’t
help, violation of this code will lead to expulsion from the event without a
refund. This goes for everyone at DevTalks Romania Events, including
participants, speakers, organizers, and partners.
Examples of values we follow:
be friendly and welcoming with all the
speakers, participants, partners and sponsors;
listen with attention, create space for
others’ communication preferences;
be patient and try to use a clear
communication: remember that people are different and have varying
communication style and preferences;
accept that not everyone is using their native
language (meaning, tone, grammar);
be thoughtful: maybe your ideas will be
interpret in a certain/different way;
be respectful and inclusive to others and
respect differences of opinion;
try not to be negative, not condemn or
accept and make an effort to include people
who are different from you;
ask questions to understand, not denounce;
try to focus on continuous learning - get
better at the things you already know, try to learn completely new things, and
ask others about their expertise to deepen yours;
To sum up:
treat the other participants, speakers,
sponsors and partners with respect and kindness;
be polite and use welcoming messages and an
take care about how you communicate in person,
listen with purpose, create space for others’
communication preferences; honor them by shifting yours to accommodate.
If a participant engages in harassing
behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate,
including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that
someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a
member of conference staff immediately.
We expect participants to follow these
rules at conference, workshop or online venues and conference-related social
Reach out to the organizers if you
need anything at all!
Emergency Contact Details
Conference staff will be happy to help
participants contact hotel/venue security (platform owners – for the virtual
events) or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or event expulsion from the
online platform or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe
for the duration of the conference. We value the attendance of all our
participants, speakers, partners, or sponsors.
We have our staff or volunteers on
site and are clearly identifiable by their volunteer or staff badges. They have
been briefed to immediately escalate incidents to their project coordinators
who will then liaise with medical or security staff, or Police, where required.
Additionally, there are easily
identifiable security staff, throughout the venue, who are professionally
trained according to best practices for events of this size and nature.
For any urgent matters, please feel
free to contact us immediately on one of the following contact details or on
any Social Media channel, at +4 0746 464 444 or e-mail us at email@example.com.