Code of Conduct and How to Get Help

Last updated: October 26th, 2020

All community spaces, workshops, and events run by Osio Labs (includingDrupalize.Me,, and various other company-owned services) are dedicated to a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free experience for everyone. All attendees, speakers, trainers, sponsors, volunteers and any other participants are required to abide by the Code of Conduct (CoC) at the event, as well as but not limited to:

  • In-person and digital event spaces
  • Social events hosted or sponsored by Osio Labs or other event sponsors
  • Any event-related meetings and communications
  • Post-event surveys

Need Help?

If you witnessed or experienced harassment, notify us at (+1-855-976-5535), or email our CEO Addison directly at, or contact us anonymously by completing this form

About this Code of Conduct

This document expresses the behaviors we expect at our event, what is unacceptable behavior, how we address unacceptable behavior, and how to ask for help if needed. All participants, including attendees, organizers, speakers, trainers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers, and event staff are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. CoC contacts, Osio Labs staff, and/or their designated representatives will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Expected Behavior

All participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, this Code of Conduct, applicable laws, and to the extent not contrary to the above, their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behavior.

We are considerateOsio Labs serves a community that attracts diverse people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We acknowledge that cross-cultural communication can often be complicated and encourage everyone to consider the impact of their words and actions on those with different backgrounds and experiences.

We are welcomingMaking sure that all participants feel welcome and included is everyone’s job.

We are respectfulAll participants should strive to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held.

We are collaborativeIf and when misunderstandings occur, we encourage people to work things out between themselves where this is practical. Where support is beneficial to achieve this, participants agree to ask for help. People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect. If people do not feel able to work out an issue between themselves, they are encouraged to seek advice of a third party to help mediate.

To get help mediating you may contact one of Osio Labs CoC contacts listed earlier in this document.

Unacceptable Behavior

We do not tolerate harassment and keep our events, workshops, and other community spaces a harassment-free zone for all participants. Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held. Any report of harassment will be addressed immediately. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments or imagery that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion and any other status protected by laws in which the event is being held.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Abusive, offensive, or degrading language or imagery.
  • Language or imagery that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence, emotional, or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.
  • Intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sexual imagery. At a minimum, no images containing nudity or expressions of sexual relationships that might be deemed inappropriate for a business environment should be used. In addition, participants should consider local societal customs of the hosting country when deciding what is deemed appropriate for a business environment.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances or physical contact.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
For in-person events:
  • No weapons of any kind are permitted.
  • No illegal drugs (based on the location of the event) are permitted.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any participant will not be tolerated. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, CoC contacts, Osio Labs staff, and/or designated representatives may take any of the following actions they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion without warning and without refund. These actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • A warning to cease their behavior and that any further reports will result in further actions.
  • Removal from the event, with no refund.
  • Not being allowed to attend future events for a period of time or indefinitely.
  • Reporting behavior to the applicable authorities.

What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

If you feel threatened or violated as a result of intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct, please immediately notify a CoC contact, event volunteer or staff member, or use one of the other contact methods listed earlier in this document. Likewise, please immediately notify us if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.

The Osio Labs Code of Conduct is largely based on the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License and is available for others to use and adapt for their own events.