Swift Summit Code of Conduct

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for staff and attendees at Swift Summit, as well as steps to reporting unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be removed from the conference, or given an event 'Desist, Apologize, Refrain, and Avoid' option (see 'consequences' section below), at the organizer's discretion.

Our conference community strives to:


Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Our open source community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:

Diversity Statement

We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.

Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.

Reporting Issues

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior—or have any other concerns—please report it by contacting us via Beren@SwiftSummit.com , or by approaching a member of staff at the event and submitting a written report. All reports will be handled with discretion. In your report please include:

After filing a report, a representative will contact you personally, review the incident, follow up with any additional questions, and make a decision as to how to respond. If the person who is harassing you is part of the response team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. If the complaint originates from a member of the response team, it will be handled by a different member of the response team. We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse.

Consequences for Breaching this code

Adherance to this Code of Conduct is a condition of entry, and tickets to the conference may be canceled without refund if attendees are in breach of the Code of Conduct, at the organizer's discretion. The organizers may also, at their discretion, choose to offer an alternative option to immediate removal from the event: 'Desist, Apologize, Refrain, and Avoid', (DARA). The DARA alternative exists because we acknowledge that sometimes a breach of the code can happen without malicious intent, and in that case the organizers will explain what happened and why it was a breach of the code, and then ask the one at fault to: Desist from the action which caused the breach, Apologize to the person or people affected by the breach, Refrain from breaching the code again, and Avoid contentious discussion about the breach itself (i.e, once an apology has been made in good faith, get on with the conference in a professional manner without dwelling on the issue, without trying to justify bad behaviour, and without keeping the issue 'alive' once it has been resolved according to this Code of Conduct). Those offered the DARA alternative who fail to adhere to all four points will be ejected from the event without refund.

Expected response from those affected by a breach of the Code of Conduct

We respectfully ask that those who have been affected by a breach of the code of conduct to accept either the DARA alternative (see above point, 'consequences for Breaching this Code') including an apology to them made in good faith by the breacher, or removal of the breacher from the event, as a final 'end' to to matter, without seeking to publicly embarrass or making public comment about the individual who breached the code, which would itself be harassment and a breach of the code. Two wrongs do not make a right, and if a breach has occured, it does NOT give the greenlight to 'Harrass back'.

Attribution & Acknowledgements

We all stand on the shoulders of giants across many open source communities. We’d like to thank the communities and projects that established code of conducts and diversity statements as our inspiration: