We want to create a safe, professional space for people to learn from each other, and maintaining a high standard of professional behavior at events and online is critical to that goal.

This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all attendees, including organizers, of any Code for Science & Society (CS&S) event, both online and in-person regarding activities in relation to events. This code also applies to online communities. This code also details steps for reporting unacceptable behavior. Organizers will enforce this code throughout events and CS&S staff will enforce this code in online communities related to our program activities. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

CS&S is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or work experience. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any professional event or community forum. Event participants or community members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from any event or community forum, without any pecuniary reimbursement, and at the discretion of CS&S.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Anything that makes someone feel uncomfortable could be deemed harassment. For more information about what constitutes harassment and examples, please refer to OpenCon’s Code of Conduct in Brief and the Gathering for Open Source Hardware’s examples of behaviour.


Event participants (including organizers) and/or community members asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event without pecuniary reimbursement.