Code of Conduct

We want DOTI to be an open and welcoming community. Our Code of Conduct outlines what we will do to ensure a good experience for everyone, and how you can help. We intend that this Code of Conduct applies to everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, sexual identity and orientation, or any other characteristic.
Our standard

Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members.

Unacceptable behaviour includes (but is not limited to):

  • Offensive verbal comments related to; gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, professional ability or opinion, appearance, education, financial background.
  • Sexual images in public spaces.
  • Deliberate intimidation, bullying, harassment.
  • Stalking and/or following.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events. 

Our responsibilities

As organisers, Snook are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behaviour, and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour.

Snook have the right and responsibility to oppose verbal comments, and remove, edit, or reject written comments and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to temporarily or permanently ban any contributor or attendee for other behaviours that are deemed inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

If you report that our Code of Conduct has been breached, we promise to:

  • Do our utmost to make you and anyone else affected feel safe again.
  • Deal directly with anyone/everyone responsible for the breach.
  • Gather all sides of the story.
  • Contact any authorities that may be required - promptly.
  • If necessary, secure the safety of everyone at the event as swiftly as possible.
  • Work with you to find a solution - from a simple apology in the event of a misunderstanding, through to expulsion from the conference or some sort of ban on attending our events for more extreme breaches.

How to report an incident:

If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right. In most cases, dealing with a breach of our code will be about learning, evolving and improving. It will not be our aim to punish unless we need to.

You can choose how to report it. You may choose to bring it to one of our team members on the day. Our team members will be discreet, listen and discuss with you any further required action.

If you do not feel comfortable talking to one of our team members directly, you can send us message: email

You can choose to get in touch about an incident at any time during or after the event. If something isn’t sitting right with you at any point, please do get in touch.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at

Further attributions from Software Accumen and