code of conduct

OpenObservability is a community virtual conference series intended for networking and collaboration in the developer, operations, and DevOps community focused on open source projects and technologies.

We value the participation of each member of the open source community and want all attendees to have
 an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events.

To make clear what we expect, all staff, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers
at any OpenObservability event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct, as set forth. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Our Community

Members of the community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment and include:

  • Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it’s on PRs, patches, problems, or otherwise.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
  • Acknowledging time and effort. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the open source community. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that oftentimes the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute
to the whole of our efforts.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
  • Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers – other open source users.
  • Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can take part and everyone can make a difference.

Our Standards

Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The open source community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity
and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.

Inappropriate Behavior

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • Harassment of any participants in any form
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address,
without explicit permission
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person
to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
  • Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks
  • Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary,
or that hold others up for ridicule
  • Excessive swearing
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming
inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people
of many different backgrounds
  • Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.


If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the organizers of this event, specifically may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.

Contact Information

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, ease contact
a member of the event staff immediately. We can be reached by emailing:

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This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License


This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy
from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.