November 8 – 13, 2020

Hybrid Edition!


Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience, so that everyone in our community is clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise:

If you are attending our event ONLINE, please read our CoC for online events.

If you are attending the event ON-SITE, please read our Code of Conduct below.

All delegates/attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners and volunteers (hereafter referred to as “participants”) at the Agile Testing Days (ATDs) must abide by the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Agile Testing Days are an event where all of our participants should feel comfortable attending. Because we value diversity, inclusivity and community, we strive to include also the underrepresented groups in tech. We specifically include all people who identify as women or men, transgender, enby (non-binary) or gender non-conforming. Above all, our mission is to provide a safe space for all to learn and grow professionally.

How We Respond to a Report
  1. Receiving the report: Conference staff or member(s) of Trusted Friends receive a verbal or written report of harassment or unacceptable behavior and take care of any immediate safety concerns.
  2. Investigating the report: Trusted Friends meet and conduct a further investigation where needed to confirm facts or resolve disputed facts.
  3. Making a decision: Trusted Friends choose a response and inform the involved parties.
  4. Announcing the decision: Trusted Friends announce the response to the community.

Depending on the case, Trusted Friends might consider:

  • Have a chat with the person(s) who violated the Code of Conduct
  • Issue a formal warning
  • End a talk early
  • Do not publish videos of the offending talk
  • Edit out offending portions of videos of talks
  • Do not let the person speak in the future
  • Remove responsibilities, privilege, or access
  • Temporary ban from the community spaces
  • Permanent ban from the community spaces

Trusted Friends

AgileTD is proud to present our new group of Trusted Friends. You can reach out to them anytime. They will always provide a safe space. The Trusted Friends are there for our attendees and will take care of any reportings of negative incidents violating the conference's Code of Conduct.

Since 2017 the Trusted Friends help to ensure that the Code of Conduct is enforced so that all attendees have a good experience.


Stefanie Mania (ATD Staff)


Uwe Gelfert


Ina Hölzel


We Believe in Diversity, Values and You

We believe in diversity and inclusivity! Diversity is integral to the Agile Testing Days simply because as international organizers we are committed to a diverse and international conference crowd - audience and speakers alike. For us, diversity is way more than race, gender or ethnicity. Our definition of diversity includes all people, backgrounds and beliefs. We think the differences that we each bring with us contribute to the richness of Agile Testing Days. We are supporting diversity and inclusivity.

We believe in values! An essential part of Agile Testing Days is creating and maintaining a climate of respect and openness where a wide range of opinions, perspectives and ideas can be respectfully explored and discussed among individuals. We believe that these core values are vital for sparking innovation and creativity, advancing knowledge and progress, and creating an open and sustainable community. Values are more important than anything else. It is important for us to act as a consequence of them and to stay true to our principles of tolerance and inclusion.

We believe in you! Over the last years, Agile Testing Days has created a diverse community of speakers and attendees from different backgrounds and cultures where every member is respected and valued. We care about our friends, speakers, attendees and sponsors and, therefore, are not willing to subject them to any sort of hostility or harassment. In this spirit, we strive to support the community we are part of. Notwithstanding what might happen in the near future, be assured that we stand by our community and will always openly welcome individuals, regardless of race, color, gender or belief. We are standing up for you, our values and diversity.

Updated: June 05, 2020


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