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Code of Conduct

TechMeetup Edinburgh is an event intended for education, networking, and community. To ensure it is a welcoming, friendly environment all attendees, speakers and organisers and volunteers at any TechMeetup Edinburgh meetup are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the meetup and meetup-related social events.

TechMeetup Edinburgh is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meetup experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for our meetup, including the content of talks. TechMeetup Edinburgh participants violating these rules may be asked to leave at the discretion of the meetup organisers.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate Sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Additionally, we want TechMeetup to be a welcoming environment for people to learn. As a result, we don't want people pretending to be surprised when someone doesn't know something ("I can't believe you don't know what the stack is!"), well-actually's ("Well, actually, OSX is a certified Unix and Linux isn't!") or unsolicited negative feedback ("Hi, you don't know me but I just thought you should know your talk wasn't very well structured!").

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the meetup organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the meetup. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers immediately.

TechMeetup Edinburgh organisers will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the meetup. We value your attendance.

Contact Information

The following are recommended by the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki and are not in response to any potential or actual incident at TechMeetup Edinburgh but to quickly provide information if there was an incident:

We expect participants to follow these rules at all meetup venues and meetup-related social events.


This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki which is under a Creative Commons Zero license..

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