Code of Conduct
We want Manchester Tech Nights to embrace all parts of the tech community, so we've got a basic set of rules to help make this an inclusive place.
- We want to be inclusive; do not engage in homophobic, racist, transphobic, ableist, sexist, or otherwise exclusionary behavior. Don't make exclusionary jokes. Don't even make them "ironically".
- Don't harass people. Unconsented physical contact or sexual attention is harrassment. Dressing or acting in a certain way is not consent.
- Aggression and elitism are unwelcome here — technology is not a competition.
- Although some events include sponsored alcohol, there is no expectation or pressure to drink alcohol. Don't question anyone's choice of drink. Soft drink alternatives will be provided.
- We'd rather you ask about gender than assume, and if you get it wrong, apologise, and use what they prefer.
- We think feminism is a good thing. Discussion of how to make technology more inclusive is welcome. Claims that this "has gone too far" aren't.
We ask that all presenters bear this mind and we ask that presentations are kept 'PG' rated.
Attendees violating these rules will be asked to leave the event and will not be welcome back in future. If you are subject to, or observe, any harassment, or have any other concerns - please contact Chris Northwood or Michael Hall on the night, or contact us afterwards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any reports will be dealt with discretely and in confidence.
With thanks to Computer Anonymous for the rules.