Code of Conduct


Welcome to the Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour Code of Conduct.

This Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines, essentially, about what kinds of behavior will not be tolerated within spaces related to Clever Programmer. We have a Code of Conduct because it is necessary and because it is part of our effort to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience. Those violating this Code of Conduct may be warned or even asked to leave the event.

Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour is an inclusive event that respects all individuals regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, or religion, or lack thereof.

If you want clarification of this code of conduct, please contact us at [email protected].


Who and what is bound by this Code of Conduct?

Everyone involved with Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour is expected to adhere to this Code of Conduct. This includes, but isn’t limited to, attendees, volunteers, vendors, guests. The Code of Conduct applies to both online and in-person communication, and includes, for example, things like slides, emails, forums, booths, stickers, clothing, social media, and recorded talks. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour organizing committee.


Weapons Policy

No weapons are allowed at conference venues, including but not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others.

Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.


No-Alcohol Policy 

We expect all to comply with the No-Alcohol policy at the conference venue or workshop. Attendees are further expected to comply with all state and local laws on this matter.


COVID-19 Policy

For the safety of everyone at the conference, we expect all to maintain social distancing at all times and practice self-hygiene.

We expect all to adhere to health policies enforced by the venue and local health authorities. Due to current local mandates, wearing a mask while participating in the event is required.
All participants, speakers, sponsors, and staff should refrain from attending the conference if they exhibit COVID19 symptoms.

In case of exhibiting COVID19 symptoms, we strongly suggest getting tested and consult their doctor and share the results with the conference organizing team if tested positive by reporting to [email protected].

The conference team will notify all participants, speakers, sponsors, and staff of the same.

This code of conduct is applicable to all conference attendees, venue staff, volunteers, sponsors staff, speakers, and organizers.

Mask mandate rules are subject to change based on local rules and regulations.


What is unacceptable behavior?

Those involved with Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour are expected to comply with both the letter and the spirit of this Code of Conduct, and are expected to contribute to the creation and maintenance of a harassment-free space.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, 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.


What if someone breaks the Code of Conduct?

If you are being harassed, or if you notice that someone else is being harassed, or if you have any other concerns, please contact the Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour organizers. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can. If a participant asks you to cease a harassing behavior, do so immediately and respectfully.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Clever Programmer’s may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including permanent expulsion from all Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour members or the general public.


How do I report violations?

Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour organizers are available via email at [email protected]. During the conference, we will be wearing something identifiable, likely a name tag or a t-shirt. We will respond as quickly as we can.

When you report a violation of the Code of Conduct, we pledge to ensure your privacy during the report, we pledge to keep both the reporters’ and the victims’ information confidential (unless you explicitly agree otherwise). We pledge, if appropriate, to help you escalate the report to the applicable authorities, such as venue management, law enforcement, etc.

At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Clever Programmer’s JavaScript Tour participants the general public. Additionally, in order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith.


What sources did you use for this Code of Conduct?

For much of this document, we remixed JavaScript & Friend’s Code of Conduct, GeekFeminism’s Code of Conduct, and Code of Conduct for conferences. We drew inspiration from Afrotech Fest 2019Code & Supply, and Conference Code of Conduct.

Any changes to the code of conduct will be updated by event organizers.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about this Code of Conduct, please contact us by email: [email protected]