SQLBits Code of Conduct

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants within the SQLBits Community, as well as steps to reporting unacceptable behaviour. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honoured. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from the community.

Our aim to foster a community that strives to:



includes, but is not limited to:

SQLBits Community

This includes our online presence including social media sites such as FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Slack as well as our in-person conference events. We expect people interacting in our community to act in the same way at all time whether face to face or online.

Diversity Statement

We encourage everyone to participate fully in the SQLBits experience and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong. Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honour diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.

Reporting Process

If you experience or witness unacceptable behaviour—or have any other concerns—please report it by contacting us via one of these methods:

Please do not use direct or open messages on any social forum.

All reports will be handled with discretion. In your report please include:

After filing a report, a representative will contact you personally, review the incident, follow up with any additional questions, and make a decision as to how to respond. If the person who is harassing you is part of the response team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. If the complaint originates from a member of the response team, it will be handled by a different member of the response team. We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behaviour, the community organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of any amount being paid to attend a community event).

Attribution & Acknowledgements

We all stand on the shoulders of giants across many supportive communities. We’d like to thank the communities and projects that established code of conducts and diversity statements as our inspiration: