Code of Conduct

First and foremost, the team at Open Source 101 is focused on providing a confidential and expedient way for attendees who believe they have experienced harassment or an unsafe situation to report the incident and get an immediate response.

 

On-Site
The Open Source 101 team, as well as team of volunteers, will be at the registration and check-in table(s) just outside Ballrooms B & C, as well as outside rooms 6, 5 and 4 on level 3.  Any report can be made directly to Jennifer Suber, who is the on-site primary point of contact, or a volunteer who will then relay the message directly to Jennifer or an Open Source 101 team member. Jennifer will be located at the registration tables all day and will be monitoring activities and operations throughout.

 

Jennifer Suber
Direct email:  [email protected]
Direct phone/text line: (803) 608-6161

The Convention Center will also be fully staffed.  Our primary point of contact is Emily Talley and she will be on-site during and throughout the event. Feel free to reach out if there is an issue and Jennifer Suber cannot be contacted for any reason.

 

Emily Talley
Direct email: [email protected]
Direct phone: 512-404-4216

 

The Austin Convention Center also has its own security staff, which patrols throughout the facility.  More information can be found here.

Phone: (512) 404-4111
Email: [email protected]

 

If a situation arise that requires outside assistance please contact the Austin Police Department immediately:

Non-emergency – dial 311
Emergency – dial 911

 

Conference location:
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 404-4000

 

Code of Conduct Details

The Open Source 101 Series is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form – we have a zero tolerance policy, period. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference [without a refund] at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, 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 behavior are expected to comply immediately.
 
Exhibitors, Sponsors and Speakers Included 

Exhibitors, sponsors and speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference [with no refund].

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Jennifer Suber of Open Source 101 or a volunteer immediately (contact info listed above).  *We will handle the report confidentially and will do so in a location that is private and easily accessible.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.