Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct draws inspiration from the Django Community Code of Conduct.

The Data Science Research Bazaar is a learning environment that welcomes everyone: it’s a diverse community from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and enriching experience, please bring a spirit of respect and friendly inquiry to all your interactions at the Research Bazaar.

Be friendly and polite.

Be welcoming. The Research Bazaar strives to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. People from all disciplines and stages of their careers are welcome.

Be respectful. Participants come from a huge range of backgrounds and experience levels. Everyone should feel comfortable to ask for the help they need to understand the discussion. Listen and support others to learn. Remember that everyone here has their own field of expertise.

Be kind to others. Be careful in the words that you choose. Do not insult or put down other participants.

Reporting/Blogging/Social Media Policy

We encourage all Research Bazaar attendees to join the conversation on Twitter before, during, and after the conference. We also encourage attendees to discuss their experiences by blogging or writing pieces for their home institution blogs and newsletters if appropriate. Attendees are reminded that the Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy extend to online interactions associated with the Research Bazaar.

Comments made on social media may be republished with attribution (for example, retweeting or embedding Tweets into blogs). If you wish to attribute an opinion or statement to an individual in a long-form piece, please verify with that individual that they feel you have written an accurate representation of their view, especially if it concerns their research.

Please remember that the Research Bazaar is a learning environment. We ask that attendees do not distract others at the Research Bazaar by photographing or live-tweeting excessively during training sessions.

Anti-Harassment Policy

This policy is based on the anti-harassment policy developed by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, for use by geek conferences.

The Research Bazaar is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone at events and in forums. We do not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and its forums at the discretion of the anti-harassment officers or the host.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or ethnicity, religion, class, or other personal attributes or identities
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Threats of violence or incitements to violence against an individual
  • Violating the photography and recording policy
  • Sustained attacks on an attendees research topic or project
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Any member of the Research Bazaar staff can issue a verbal warning to a participant that their behavior violates the conference’s anti-harassment policy. A record of complaints received and warnings issued will be maintained to enable any repeat offenders to be identified.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the anti-harassment officers will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the anti-harassment team or the conference host (Sarah Stevens, sarah.stevens@wisc.edu) immediately. If you are being harassed by an anti-harassment officer or otherwise don’t feel safe reporting to them, please contact Kory Breuer (kory.breuer@wid.wisc.edu).

Anti-harassment officers will be happy to help attendees contact police or crisis services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at the Research Bazaar venue, any related social events, and in online forums.