We have ZERO TOLERANCE for physical, verbal, sexual harassment at BSidesSTL.
Our "Code of Conduct” is “Be Excellent to Each Other” AKA the Golden Rule. Failing that, it is “Do not be an Ass or you will be escorted out!“.
Our goal to providing a harassment-free conference experience for all participants.
Asking questions of a speaker during their talk, to get clarity or debate a point is NOT being an ass – heckling or haranguing the speaker IS. If you are not sure, ask, or err on the side of basic decency and common courtesy. If what they are doing would not be acceptable to have done to you, your best friend, your worst enemy, your sister, niece, daughter, brother, nephew, son, mother, father, or any human being, do not let them treat anyone else that way – whether you know them or not. If someone asks you to stop – STOP.
Everyone should feel welcome at the event and we take safety concerns very seriously.
If you are having an issue with a BSidesSTL participant of type, please find a member of our team. They will assist you in determining the next steps for you to feel safe and address your concerns. Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org during the event to notify the organizers of any issues.
Please include your name and phone number where you can be reached. If you have not heard back within 15 minutes, please assume the email was not received and instead ask a volunteer to find an organizer ASAP.