Code of conduct

Drupal Downunder aims to be a fun, welcoming and professional event for the Drupal community to get together to learn from each other and be inspired. The organisers are committed to the ideals expressed in the Drupal code of conduct, and ask all our speakers, volunteers, attendees and guests to adopt these principles.

This is a diverse community. Sometimes this means we need to work harder to ensure we're creating an environment of trust and respect where all who come to participate feel comfortable and included.

We value your attendance and appreciate your help in realising this goal.

Be respectful.

Respect yourself, and respect others. If someone indicates they don't wish to be photographed, respect that wish. If someone indicates they would like to be left alone, let them be. Our event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Be considerate.

Be considerate and tolerant of others. Help us by doing your best to make this event as welcoming, friendly, fun and informative for others as possible.

Be careful.

Please keep an eye out for dangerous activities or situations. Alert the conference team if you become aware of any safety hazards.

Be aware.

Unfortunately there have been unpleasant incidents  at technical conferences in the past. Therefore we ask everyone to be aware that we will not tolerate intimidation, harrassment, or any abusive, discriminatory or derogatory behaviour by anyone at the event. 

Complaints can be made to the organisers by contacting the registration desk. All complaints made to the DDU2012 organisers will remain confidential and be taken seriously. The complaint will be investigated with discretion. Should DDU2012 organisers consider it appropriate, they may take any or all of the following measures:

  • the alleged offender may be told to apologise
  • the alleged offender may be told to stop/modify his/her behaviour appropriately
  • the alleged offender may be warned that enforcement action may be taken if the behaviour continues
  • the alleged offender may be asked to immediately leave the venue and/or will be prohibited from continuing to attend DDU2012 (without reimbursement)
  • the incident may be reported to the Victorian Police
  • any other measure the DDU2012 Organisers see fit

Be understanding.

For some excellent coverage of the standard questions raised when a Code of Conduct like this is adopted please see the FAQ for the openSUSE Code of Conduct.

The DDU2012 code of conduct is based on: 

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