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.
Forms of Harassment and Discrimination
We value the safety and security of all our participants and therefore do not tolerate
any form of harassment or discrimination, e.g. 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 and other events, inappropriate physical
contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Any communication and material issued at the conference from sponsors, exhibiting
partners, at vendor booths or from similar parties are subject to this Code of Conduct,
too. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other
material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not wear sexualized
clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. If you are
unsure if the outfit is appropriate, please contact us beforehand (contact information
Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination
Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at
the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the ATD
conference leadership team.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to follow the warning
immediately and refrain from any further misconduct.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the ATDs conference organizers may take
any action they deem appropriate, including a warning of the offender or his/her
expulsion from the conference with no refund.
How to Report Harassment and Discrimination
If you are a victim of verbal abuse, harassment, or comments that perpetuate a system of
inequality, such as sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism, or notice that
someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, be assured that you will
have our back. Get in touch with us immediately.
During the event, our conference staff can be found at the conference registration desk.
We will assist anyone who experiences harassment or discomfort to feel save for the
duration of the conference, e.g. contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement,
provide escorts, or assist otherwise.
We expect cooperation from all participants to ensure a safe environment for everybody.
This code extends to talks, workshops, tutorials and any conference-related sessions and
Agile Testing Days’ Code of Conduct is a work in progress. We are committed to review our
Code of Conduct annually to ensure that it addresses the needs of our community. The
team welcomes feedback and would be grateful and responsive to suggestions for
How We Respond to a Report
- 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.
- Investigating the report: Trusted Friends meet and conduct a further investigation
where needed to confirm facts or resolve disputed facts.
- Making a decision: Trusted Friends choose a response and inform the involved
- 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
We would like to thank several community policies and guidelines which have influenced
our own CoC: Ohio LinuxFest Anti-Harassment policy, Con Anti-Harassment Project, Geek
Feminism Wiki (created by the Ada Initiative), confcodeofconduct.com
, JSconf, Rust, Diversity in Python, Write/Speak/Code, and Women Who Code (WWCode). This
code of conduct is licensed under the Creative
Commons Zero license .
AgileTD is proud to present our new group of Trusted Friends. You can
reach out to them anytime. They will always provide a
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.