Code of Conduct

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. Cloud Foundry Summits are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the community.

Our Code of Conduct

Cloud Foundry Foundation events exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at Cloud Foundry Summit or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.

All event participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with both the Cloud Foundry Foundation Code of Conduct as well as their employer's policies on appropriate workplace behavior. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated.

Harassment is unwelcome or hostile behavior, pressure or intimidation, including speech that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person's participation or opportunity for participation, in a conference, event or program. Harassment in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held, will not be tolerated. Harassment includes the use of abusive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual attention. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use images, sexual language or sexualized metaphors in language, any of which would constitute harassment as defined above, in their talks.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference, with no refund. The Cloud Foundry Foundation reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Cloud Foundry Foundation events, Cloud Foundry Summits, trainings or other activities.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges onsite, and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. You may also reach out to one of the following individuals:

Sam Ramji, CEO, Cloud Foundry Foundation - sramji@cloudfoundry.org

Angela Brown, Senior Director of Events, Linux Foundation - angela@linuxfoundation.org

 

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/​venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

Contact Information for Local Authorities and Response Teams will be posted here prior to the event.

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.​