Odyssey's Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and hosts at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

We’re committed to being a safe and inclusive space for all our attendees, sponsors, and speakers, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, disability, medical conditions, religion (or lack thereof), physical appearance, politics, or ideology.

Our Code of Conduct is here to provide a clear set of guidelines to everyone about the standards to which we hold you and ourselves.

Be Kind and Respectful

Above all, we ask that all attendees, speakers, sponsors and other guests behave respectfully. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes or comments are never tolerated at Odyssey, at satellite events, or on social media or other online platforms for the event.

Harassment includes (but is not limited to) comments using demeaning, derogatory, or discriminatory language, comments intended to cause offense or harm to other members of the community, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

If you’re asked —whether by an Odyssey organizer or another attendee— to stop your behavior, you’re expected to do so immediately and respectfully.

Do Not Hesitate to Speak Out and Own Up

We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community.

If you see someone behaving disrespectfully, and you feel safe and comfortable doing so, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from such behavior. If you do not feel safe, comfortable, or otherwise able to respond and resolve it respectfully, please bring it to the attention of Odyssey event staff immediately. We want to hear from you about anything that you feel is disrespectful, threatening, or just rude. We will listen and work to resolve the matter.

If you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or if someone else shares their discomfort with you, own up to your words and actions, and apologize accordingly. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters is how you handle them, and avoiding repeating them in the future.

Getting Help

If you feel harassed, threatened, or creeped out by another attendee, please report them to an Odyssey staff member so we can step in and deal with the issue.

We take all concerns seriously, and we will use our discretion in determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents. Depending on the circumstances involved, we may decline to take any further action or may direct the participant to other resources for resolution.

If we determine that an Odyssey participant is acting inappropriately, we may take any actions that we feel are necessary to prevent continued disrespectful behavior or harassment. This may even include expulsion from Odyssey without warning.

All attendees have the option to opt-out of chat messaging and meeting requests under the Privacy section in their profile settings.

License & Attribution

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. Feel free to borrow from our Code of Conduct to help make your events safer and more inclusive.

This policy is based on several other policies, including Google events anti-harassment policy, Pycon 2013 Code of Conduct, and Yxyy Community Code of Conduct.