What to Expect From Techlahoma Regarding Our Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy
All attendees of in-person events and online gatherings are expected to follow our Code of Conduct, which includes our anti-harassment policy. The COC holds attendees to regard themselves in a professional and collaborative manner while engaging in any Techlahoma activity. If you need help with a COC violation or require any immediate assistance, consider following any of these steps below:
- Contact Police, if needed
- Contact your event organizer right away
- Join and Post in the public Techlahoma Slack channel #ask-a-mod to contact Admins
- Contact Slack Admins in any Slack channel by typing @admins
- Send the Techlahoma Organizer team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Techlahoma leadership is here to support safe, fun, educational, professional and friendly events. If you or someone else needs help, don't hesitate to contact us. As community stewards of Oklahoma, it's our responsibility to take your safety concerns seriously. We can help you file a Police report if that situation is needed, escort you to your vehicle, stay with you for the duration of an event, remove threatening/coc-violation individuals, refund your ticket, and more to help you feel recognized and accommodated.
Techlahoma has several women, men, and non-binary organizers and volunteers who are here to help you in distressing times. We are here for you if you ever need us!
Code of Conduct
We expect all participants will be considerate, respectful, and collaborative at all community events.
The CoC applies to all participants. Participants include attendees, speakers, organizers, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and staff.
The CoC applies at all official and unofficial events. Unofficial events include any location where attendees may be congregating.
Our Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits the following:
Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, body size, and physical appearance
Sexual or otherwise inappropriate images and hateful speech (including in presentations)
Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
Harassing photography or recording
Inappropriate or otherwise unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention (including unwanted hugs, touches or touching pregnant bellies)
Sustained disruption of talks or events
Questions, comments or actions without empathy. We expect all words and actions to be rooted in thoughtfulness and conducive to positive growth
Harassing, abusive, discriminatory, or derogatory conduct
Expectations for our Community
Event organizers will:
Uphold the CoC and be excellent examples of personal and professional conduct
Attempt to prevent potential CoC violations and keep vigilant in watching for persons in need of help
Contact local law enforcement or venue security
Provide escorts to anyone requesting safety and security
Assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event
The event organizers will take appropriate action against unacceptable behavior. Organizers may expel participants from the event without warning or refund.
At all community and social events we expect everyone will:
Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative
Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech
Act and engage in an authentic, thoughtful, and empathetic way to help to foster our community
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants
Alert meeting organizers and volunteers if you notice CoC violations, someone in distress or a dangerous situation
Sponsors (otherwise known as vendors, booth staff) and other staff are subject to the anti-harassment policy. Sponsors and staff agree to the following:
No Inappropriate and offensive material
No sexualised images or activities
No sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes
About our Community CoC
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