Scale Tech Conference
Code of Conduct
This document lays out what we expect from attendees as members of that community. It borrows from both the PyCon Code of Conduct and the O’Reilly Media Code of Conduct, but has been modified to reflect the unique nature of Scale Tech's invite-only format and structure.
Scale Tech is an event for networking, learning, and collaboration among investors, founders, and advisors in the field of growth-stage business expansion. Every member of the entrepreneurship community brings value to the event, and we want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether part of the core Scale Tech conference, its workshops, offsite events, or related events.
To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any Scale Tech event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.
At Scale Tech, we assume that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we’re not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we’ve recently come to see that sometimes it’s necessary to spell out the behavior we support and don’t support at conferences. The core of our approach is this: we will do whatever we believe is necessary to ensure that Scale Tech is a safe and productive environment for everyone.
One issue that has come up at some technical and startup conferences is sexual or racist comments or images in slides. This is not appropriate. Speakers and exhibitors should use good judgment; if we hear complaints and we think they are warranted, you may not be invited back.
Even more alarmingly, we’ve heard accounts of female attendees having to put up with stalking, offensive comments, and unwanted sexual advances. We’d like to borrow a line from the Flickr Community Guidelines, which use the term Creepiness as follows: “You know the guy. Don’t be that guy.” If we hear that you are “that guy” (regardless of your gender), we will investigate and take any action we feel is appropriate, including asking you to leave.
Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact Alistair Croll - firstname.lastname@example.org