The IT Nation code of conduct
IT Nation community guidelines
The IT Nation isn’t just a community built on conferences, product trainings, and community-based events—it’s a place to explore, share, connect, and evolve with like-minded individuals.
In The IT Nation, we value the inclusive and safe environment we strive to sustain for each other. We have created a place where you can step outside your comfort zone and be your authentic self. That why it’s so important to hold our community to specific standards.
We’re committed to being a safe and inclusive space for all our attendees, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, disability, medical conditions, religion (or lack thereof), physical appearance, politics, or ideology. Our Code of Conduct is here to provide a clear set of guidelines to everyone in The IT Nation community about the standards to which we hold you—and ourselves.
Harassment includes (but is not limited to) comments using demeaning, derogatory, or discriminatory language, comments intended to cause offense or harm to other members of the community, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
If you’re asked to stop a certain behavior, you’re expected to do so immediately and respectfully.
It’s important not only to be kind to IT Nation event attendees, but also to their inboxes. While we encourage you to connect with other attendees in genuine, human, and helpful ways, scraping emails, blasting people with unsolicited pitches, or spamming your fellow attendees is not acceptable.
If you see someone behaving in a disrespectful way, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from their behavior. If you do not feel safe, comfortable, or otherwise able to respond and resolve the situation respectfully yourself, please bring it to the attention of IT Nation event staff immediately. We will listen and do everything we can to resolve the issue.
What if you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or if someone else shares their discomfort with you? Own up to your words and actions, and apologize accordingly. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters most is how you handle these mistakes. Acknowledge these mistakes, make amends, and strive to do better in the future.
If we determine that an IT Nation event participant is acting inappropriately, we may take any actions that we feel are necessary to prevent continued disrespectful behavior or harassment. This includes potential expulsion from The IT Nation event without warning or refund.
Together, we can ensure that IT Nation events uphold a safe and collaborative environment for everyone.
For questions or concerns regarding IT Nation events, please contact us at NationsEvents@ConnectWise.com.
This policy is based on several other policies, including Google events anti-harassment policy, Pycon 2013 Code of Conduct, INBOUND Code of Conduct, and Yxyy Community Code of Conduct.