Code of Conduct

GrUSP is an association that organizes events to share quality content and encourage networking and collaboration within the developer community. To ensure that anyone can feel comfortable we apply the following code of conduct.

Below you will find:

Short version

We appreciate the participation of every single person in the community and want every participant to have an enjoyable, inclusive, respectful of differences and harassment-free conference experience, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, build, ethnicity or religion . No type of harassment, in any form, towards other people will be tolerated during every single event organized and sponsored by the association.

All communications must be appropriate for a professional audience that includes people from different backgrounds. Sexualized / sexist language / images are not appropriate on any occasion.

Anyone who violates these rules of conduct may be asked to leave the conference without refund, at the sole discretion of the organizing team.

Pay attention to the words you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other jokes are offensive to those around you. Swearing and offensive jokes are never appropriate.

To whom the code of conduct applies

To clarify what is expected, every person involved as a participant, speaker, sponsor, staff in any GrUSP event is invited to comply with the following Code of Conduct which will be in force throughout the event and within every space (physical or virtual).

These indications also apply to those who participate on behalf of the sponsoring companies, who must not for any reason use images, activities or other material of a sexual nature.

Personnel involved in sponsor booths / stands must not use sexualized clothing / uniforms / costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Our Pledge

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, caste, color, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Enforcement Responsibilities

Community leaders are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Community leaders have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation decisions when appropriate.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. Examples of representing our community include using an official e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event.

Enforcement Guidelines

Community leaders will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:

1. Correction

Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.

Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.

2. Warning

Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series of actions.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or permanent ban.

3. Temporary Ban

Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior.

Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period. Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

4. Permanent Ban

Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within the community.

Are you witnessing a violation or are you not comfortable with something that happened?

If you receive harassment, if you notice that any participant is being harassed or have other concerns, please, contact a GrUSP team member.

The event staff will be happy to help each participant contact hotel / venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts or otherwise, and help those who suffer harassment feel safe for the duration of the event.

In in-person events, you recognize the people on the team because they are wearing the yellow GrUSP logo t-shirt. You can also contact the venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the people responsible for the conference.

In online events, you can contact the organizing staff by looking for people registered as “name – GrUSP Team”, or you can contact us by sending an email to

Or fill out the form below


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 2.1, available at

Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by Mozilla’s code of conduct enforcement ladder.

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see the FAQ at Translations are available at