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Connect with Respect

Big Apple Scrum Day is dedicated to providing a harassment-free online conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, economic status, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any talks, presentations and other sort of activities . Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, without a refund (if applied) at the discretion of the conference organizers. 

Go on mute when not speaking, Turn on your camera if you are speaking, Vulgar or offensive language will result in removal, be awesome, don’t interrupt presenters unless given the green light to do so, be considerate of your fellow attendees


If Something Has Happened

If you are being harassed, notice someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the following people:

  • Dana Pylayeva

  • Arthur Wong

  • Ksenia Mazurenko

  • Kate Hana

  • Sean Riggle 

  • Jeanne Boyarsky

  • Elena Aminova

  • Jess Hindin

  • Amogh Pandit

  • any conference volunteers (look for a person with (BASD) 🍏added to their name )


Our team will be happy to help and assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. Conference staff can be identified by (BASD) 🍏at their Zoom name.

Who does the Code of Conduct apply to?

Everyone. All participants in Big Apple Scrum Day, including attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, contributors etc, are required to agree with and adhere to the code of conduct.

Where and when does this Code of Conduct apply?

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event-related activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too! 

What is considered harassment?

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination [related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion ]

  • Sexual images in public spaces 

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following  

  • Harassing photography or recording 

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events 

  • Inappropriate physical contact 

  • Unwelcome sexual attention 

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior 

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