Our Code of Conduct is our commitment to the community to provide a welcoming,
safe space for all its participants. All speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at
StarCon are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers
will enforce this code throughout the event and social media spaces.
StarCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for
everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual
orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity,
religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment
of conference participants, speakers, or sponsors in any form. Sexual language
and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks,
workshops, parties, and social media.
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive,
discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in
our community online, at all related events, and in one-on-one communications
carried out in the context of community business. Community event venues may be
shared; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments
related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate
use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation
slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography
or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate
physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors, and those
with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers
may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban
or permanent expulsion from the conference without warning (and without refund
in the case of a paid event).
Experiencing Unacceptable Behavior
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other
concerns, please contact us, with a description of the incident,
when and where it happened, and any other details you feel comfortable
Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members
engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing
unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers
will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of
Conduct, contact us with a description of your
We expect all community participants (participants, organizers, sponsors, and
other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community
venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one
communications pertaining to community business.
We won’t share your contact information or the contents of your message with anyone other than conference executives.
License Information and Attribution
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons
derived from the Open Source Bridge Code of
Conduct and the JSConf
Code of Conduct.
Version 1.0, adopted by StarCon on June 1, 2017.