Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to create a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. And we need your help to achieve that. We expect you to behave according to our Code of Conduct - both at the conference and in all discussions around the conference (online and offline).

Please read our full code of conduct before buying a ticket, discussing online and before coming to the conference. But please don’t feel intimidated by it - these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone at the conference.

Why we have a CoC

We are dedicated to create a conference where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. This can only work when we are inclusive to the largest number of contributers, and when we create an environment where everybody feels safe and welcome.

Yes, we value discussion and disagreement. And discussions can become heated. But there have to be some rules, and there has to be a red line.

In this code of conduct, we want to lay out those rules and red lines.

CoC Violations

If you think someone has violated our code of conduct - even if you were not directly involved, like you just overheard a conversation - please:

But please give people the benefit of doubt. If there is even a slight chance that this was a misunderstanding (e.g. the person did not speak in their native language, and did not find the right words), try to sort it out in a friendly, constructive way.

When we hear of a CoC violations, organizers will hear both sides, and then take action we deem appropriate, like:

Safe Environment

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

And so we invite all those who participate in the SoCraTes Day Linz and the community surrounding the conference to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. With your help, this conference can be a great experience for everyone!

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

Need Help

If you need help, have any further questions or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.


These values are inspired by the following works:
SoCraTes Conference Values
WeAllJS Code of Conduct
Django Code of Conduct
Citizenship Code of Conduct