Code of Conduct

NYC Camp brings together people from around the world who use, develop, design, and support open source software. Many attendees at NYC Camp are newcomers evaluating both open source platforms and communities.

This document outlines our shared ideals and values. It expresses how we hope to make these ideals real at our conferences and at 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

Open Source would simply not exist without community. We want all attendees at NYC Camp 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 NYC Camp 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

NYC Camp is an international conference 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 NYC Camp open source community is our inclusiveness. Making all attendees feel welcome and included at NYC Camp is everyone’s job, including attendees, partners, presenters and volunteers.

We Are Respectful

Partners, 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 staff member. Likewise, please immediately notify a staff member if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact or call

The NYC Camp 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 without refund, and referrals to venue security or local law enforcement.

We're All in this Together.

Thanks for making NYC Camp awesome for everyone!

The NYC Camp code of conduct is based on the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, which is licensed under an Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License and is available for others to use and adapt for their own events and conferences.