Code of Conduct

Boston Software Crafters events are intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community..

We value the participation of each member of the Software Crafters community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees at all Boston Software Crafters events, whether officially sponsored by Boston Software Crafters or not.

To make clear what is expected, all staff, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers at any Boston Software Crafters event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Our Standards

Boston Software Crafters is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.

Examples of behaviors that contribute to creating a positive environment include:

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

Thank you for helping make Boston Software Crafters a welcoming, friendly group for all.

Weapons Policy

No weapons are allowed at event venues, including but not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.

Attendees are further expected to comply with all state and local laws on this matter.


All Boston Software Crafters attendees are subject to the Code of Conduct. This includes staff and volunteers, as well as attendees of events, presentations, project nights, after-event gatherings, receptions, and all sponsored or unofficial events.

Communication outside of events are also subject to the Code of Conduct, including email, online postings, chat messages, and any other communication under the auspices of Boston Software Crafters.

Contact Information

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Boston Software Crafters leadership team immediately.

Incident reporting: send email to:

In case of a conflict of interest, you can individually contact any individual on the conduct team listed on the Conduct and Feedback page.

Boston Software Crafters staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist any attendee to feel safe for the duration of any event. We value your attendance.

Procedure for Handling Incidents


This Code of Conduct was based on the Boston Python Code of Conduct. Click link for website, which details the sources of its language, checked into gitHub. The Boston Python Code of Conduct was copied, checked into gitHub, then modified and checked back into Boston Software Crafters github.

Creative Commons License

This Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.