Code of Conduct

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SteelCon spaces include the event, workshops and associated parties. These are inclusive places where all people should feel safe and respected.

We welcome diversity in age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.

We want you to enjoy a safe and respectful environment.

We will not tolerate any form of harassment, hate speech or trolling either off or online, or any overly drunken, intimidating, heckling or violent behaviour in SteelCon spaces. Harassment can be either verbal, written, behavioural or imagery and includes any racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, sexually inappropriate or religiously discriminatory language, behaviour or imagery. “Jokes”, “banter” and “freedom of speech” will not be accepted as justifications or excuse for such language, behaviour or imagery.

We are guests of the venues we use, so please be respectful. Don’t tamper with fixtures, hardware, software or infrastructure, or generally take things such a food and drink without permission.

Please respect the presenters, they are donating their time to make this event possible. Please don’t talk amongst yourselves during their presentations, have your phones either muted or switched off and be aware that this is a group activity.

We cannot police the behaviour of attendees outside these spaces, however we will do everything we can to help members resolve any issues that may occur outside our spaces during the course of the event.

If you have any issues or concerns relating to the code of conduct please contact one of the volunteers in person or one of the organisers by email or twitter. The volunteers will be wearing SteelCon crew T-shirts at the event.


Twitter: @steel_con

All BSides Leeds spaces are privately run and we withhold the right to remove and ultimately ban anyone who violates this code of conduct.