Code of Conduct

SQLDay is a conference organized for the community by the community.

We value the presence of each participant and aim for everyone involved to have a pleasant and satisfying experience associated with participating in SQLDay.

Code of conduct during the SQL Day 2024 conference

All participants should show respect and courtesy to other participants during the Conference and its subsequent editions, as well as at all other official events organized by the Data Community Poland Association.

All participants, sponsors, speakers, organizers, volunteers or other persons participating in the Conference are obliged to comply with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce the code throughout the event.

Short version

The organizers of SQLDay strive to provide every person participating in the conference with the opportunity to spend time pleasantly and usefully, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, body size, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or anything else. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form, online or offline. All communications should be appropriate for a professional community – we will not tolerate sexual language, taking photos or engaging in sexually suggestive conversations. Be nice to the other participants. DON’T insult and DON’T exclude.

Sexist or racist harassment or inappropriate jokes are NOT welcome at the Conference. If you feel harassed by another participant(s), the organizers will take steps to remedy the situation, including expelling from the event without refund anyone exhibiting such inappropriate behavior.

Longer version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, intentional intimidation, stalking, following, harassing taking of photographs or recordings, offensive verbal comments, persistent disruption of conversations or other incidents, inappropriate physical contact and unwanted sexual attention. After receiving attention, participants should adapt to it immediately. Sponsor stands and stand employees are also subject to an anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors and vendors should not use sexualized images, actions or other offensive material. Stand staff (including volunteers) should not wear sexist clothing/outfits/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment. Abuse of alcohol and illegal substances, excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not welcome on SQLDay. If a participant behaves in a manner that violates this Code of Conduct, the conference organizers will take appropriate action, including reporting a crime or expulsion from the conference without refund.

Additional information

If you are being bullied or see signs of bullying in another participant, please contact the organizing team. Conference staff will be marked appropriately. In urgent matters, please contact the designated persons, such persons are:

Agnieszka Cieplak:

Tomasz Cieplak:

The organizing team will be happy to help ensure attendees are protected, contact local law enforcement, or otherwise help those experiencing harassment feel safe for the duration of the conference.

Incident reporting handling

If you feel threatened by another participant. Follow the instructions.

  • The organizers wear gray shirts and have ID badges with the word Organizer on them, hanging on WHITE lanyards.
  • Report a case of harassment to the organizer who is responsible for compliance with the code of conduct. Please do not release public information about the incident until organizers have had sufficient time to address the situation. This is as important for your safety and security as it is for other participants.
  • When reporting an incident, try to gather as much information as possible, but do not discuss it with other people. The organizer can help you file an incident report.

Important information reported during the event includes:

  • Identifying the participant(s) who is harassing.
  • Conduct that constituted a violation.
  • Approximate preservation time.
  • Circumstances surrounding the incident.
  • Other people involved in the incident.

When writing the code of conduct, we followed the Code of Conduct of the PyCode conference – we would like to thank the organizers of this event for the opportunity to use its content.