©2019 By NYC Scrum User Group.

Connect with Respect

Big Apple Scrum Day is dedicated to providing a harassment-free 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 conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. 

 

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:

  • Program Chair (Emilie Franchomme)

  • Volunteer Coordinator (Anil Jaising)

  • any conference volunteers

or

Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local law 

enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges

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 venues and event-related social 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