Code of Conduct

GSAS Code of Conduct

We are dedicated to create a Global Software Architecture Summit where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a quality time. This can only work if we are inclusive to the largest number of contributors, and if we create an environment, where everybody feels safe and welcome. In this CoC, we write down key rules and red lines.

This code of conduct applies to activities, including talks, panel discussions, open spaces and discussions during the breaks, including public channels, private channels and direct messages, both online and offline.

Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be expelled from the summit at the discretion of the administrators.

GSAS Environment

We are eager to create a friendly, safe and welcoming environment in which diverse individuals, regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, programming language, ability, religion and sexual orientation, can collaborate and interact in a positive and productive way:

  • Be respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Be welcoming, friendly, and patient
  • Accept constructive criticism
  • Treat everyone professionally
  • Do not insult or put down other participants
  • Do not harass people
  • Do not tolerate any CoC violations, even if it was just a joke

With your help, this summit can be a great experience for everyone.

GSAS Anti-harassment

GSAS will not tolerate harassment of any kind. Examples of harassment include offensive comments related:

  • Gender & sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Mental illness
  • Physical appearance
  • Pregnancy status
  • Veteran status
  • Political affiliation
  • Marital status
  • Age
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Ethnic origin
  • Immigration status
  • Language
  • Religion

Physical Harassment includes:

  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact without consent or after a request to stop
  • Violence
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following - online and offline
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease

If you have questions or concerns about these issues please feel free to message organizers.

Global Software Architecture Summit CoC Violations, Reporting & Consequences

If you you are being harassed by a GSAS attendee, volunteer or speaker or think someone has violated Global Software Architecture Summit CoC, even if you were not directly involved, please, contact the organizers of the GSAS.

Organizers will hear both sides, and then take an appropriate action, such as:

  • Give a warning
  • Have a talk about GSAS values
  • Expel the perpetrator from the summit without a refund (requires two organizers to agree, if this was the first offence)
  • Call the authorities


If you need help, have any further questions or have any other concerns, please contact GSAS organizers:

  • Find and talk to the organizers
  • Contact GSAS organizers via email:
  • Contact GSAS organizers via Twitter: @gsas_io (Global Software Architecture Summit)
  • Call the organizers hotline: +34 934 815 086

This code of conduct applies to the Summit itself, and to all digital spaces that are related to it. We hope you will enjoy the summit!

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