This Code of Conduct outlines what behaviour is unacceptable, both online and offline. Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct will be warned or asked to leave at the discretion of the organisers.

Who it applies to

This Code of Conduct applies to all attendees, this includes speakers, facilitators, sponsors, volunteers, venue staff and organisers.

Why we have one

We aim to create an intentional space all attendees can enjoy without experiencing harassment or feeling unsafe. We expect cooperation from all those involved to help ensure a safer space for everybody.

What we ask of you

We will not accept the following behaviours:

We prioritise marginalised people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We reserve the right not to act on complaints regarding:

When the Code of Conduct is not followed

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour should comply immediately. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of staff immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removal from the space with no refund. If you are removed from the space, you can not enter again.

Code of Conduct violations by staff

If a volunteer or organiser engages in harassing behaviour, please do not hesitate to contact another member of the team. They will take the appropriate action including warning the offender, expulsion from the festival or immediate withdrawal from their duties.

Contacting us

If you need to contact us, email

During an event

To report an incident, alert any member member of the team. When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened; you can bring someone to support you. We won’t ask you to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.


This Code of Conduct is a living document. If you think anything is missing, or could be made clearer, please contact

Thank you

This Code of Conduct builds on resources and guidance provided by Afrotech Fest, Geek Feminism, CSSConf and JSConf, the Conference Code of Conduct, and the XOXO Community Code of Conduct.