devopsdays London - Conduct


The organisers of devopsdays London are committed to enabling an event at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment. All participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all participants attending or involved with devopsdays London.

Scope / Applicability

The Code of Conduct applies to all devopsdays London events which includes talks, open spaces, all interactions within the conference, social events and any other event organised by devopsdays London. The Code of Conduct applies to all participants at devopsdays London. Including attendees, speakers, sponsors, suppliers, volunteers, organisers and guests.

Report contact details

Our team members are identifiable by their purple devopsdays London t-shirts and can always be approached. We will always have someone available on the welcome desk and we also have a staffed phone and email address for reporting issues. Our team is available during all official events, including the speaker dinner and the social event(s), and our designated contacts stay sober throughout our events.

Our standards & values

Inclusiveness and respect for differences are core DevOps values, and we invite you to help us make this event a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants. Examples of behaviour that contributes to a positive environment for our community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people;
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences;
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback;
  • Accepting responsibility and apologising to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience;
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community.

Don’t judge and make assumptions just because someone is different whether in some visible way or in their lived experience. We ask everybody to treat each other with respect.

Prohibited conduct

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), technology choices, or the choice to wear a protective face mask. Examples of unacceptable behaviour include: The use of sexualized language, imagery, or clothing, and sexual attention or advances of any kind;

  • Inappropriate touching, including pinching, patting, rubbing or purposefully brushing up against a person;
  • Rating a person’s appearance;
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks;
  • Sustained disruption of talks, sessions or other events;
  • Sharing others’ private information, such as a physical or email address, without their explicit permission;
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.

Participants asked to stop any prohibited behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Complaint process

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by distinct purple t-shirts. If a participant engages in prohibited behaviour, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. Examples of appropriate action may include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking a fact-finding exercise;
  • Requesting the offender to immediately stop the offending behaviour;
  • Suspending or terminating the offender’s access to the event;
  • Conveying the complaint to any investigative or disciplinary authority with jurisdiction over the person accused of harassment;
  • Contacting the offender’s employer for appropriate follow-up action.
  • Banning from future events.

We’re happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.


The devopsdays London 2024 Code of Conduct is based on the Contributor Covenant, version 2.1, the UN Code of Conduct and the DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2024 Code of Conduct