Code of Conduct

The Quick Version

The Dayton Data Visualization meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free 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 meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any meetup venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the group without a refund at the discretion of the meetup organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the meetup organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a meetup organizer immediately (Michael Bowman or Chris Dickman).

Meetup staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all Dayton Data Visualization-related social events.

This code of conduct was adapted from http://confcodeofconduct.com, with hat tips to http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy and http://www.ashedryden.com/blog/codes-of-conduct-101-faq. If you have questions or concerns about our policy, feel free to contact the Dayton Data Visualization meetup organizers or suggest edits at https://github.com/daytondv/www.daytondv.org.