CODE OF CONDUCT
We have ZERO TOLERANCE for physical, verbal, sexual harassment at BSidesKC.
Our general “Code of Conduct” is “Be Excellent to Each Other” AKA the Golden Rule. Failing that, it is “Do not be an Ass or we will kick your ass out!“.
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 BSidesKC participant of ANY badge type, please find a member of our team in the orange BSidesKC safety vests. 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 immediately.