Here at ShropGeek we consider our community to be one of the friendliest and open groups of people in the web and tech industry. We would like to think that even having this code of conduct is a little unnecessary, but we wouldn’t want one person or a group of people to spoil the fun for everyone else at one of our events.

Instead we want all of our events to give you that warm fuzzy feeling because of all the love in the room. And possibly even more importantly, we want it to be a safe environment for everyone. To that end, this code of conduct spells out the behavior we support and don’t support at our conferences and events.

We do not condone harassment or offensive behaviour on any level at our conference venues or anywhere. It’s mean and unnecessary and we are all about love and respect.

We would really like it if everybody attending a ShropGeek event could help us to make it a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. So that everyone can focus on the event itself, and the totally awesome community that comes together whenever we meet up in person, we will not tolerate harassment of anyone attending any of our events in any form—in person or online.

Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

We expect all participants—attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers—to follow the Code of Conduct during our events. This includes our monthly socials, evening meetups, the (R)Evolution conference, any conference-related social events at off-site locations, and any other events we may host in future. This also includes our online communities and social media.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the event without a refund, and/or banned from future ShropGeek events, at the discretion of ShropGeek (and how sad would that be! 🙁 ).

If you are concerned for any reason please bring it to the immediate attention of our volunteers at the events, or contact me, Kirsty Burgoine at kirsty@shropgeek.co.uk. ShropGeek really is an awesome community so lets help to keep it that way!

~ Kirsty