Code of conduct

Ruby Minds is a space for sharing, getting to know each other, and building the future of Ruby together. The COVID-19 crisis prevents many of us from engaging with the community. Because safety does come first, Ruby Minds will be held entirely online, on a deeply interactive platform. People from all over the world will be able to join us, listen to talks, ask questions, and network freely.

Anti-harassment policy

Ruby Minds 2021 is open to all, regardless of gender, age, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, or similar characteristics. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery in particular are inappropriate in the context of a conference for professionals and industry hopefuls. Participants who go against this policy and refuse to treat others with respect may be sanctioned or expelled from the event, at the organizers’ discretion.

Examples of unacceptable behavior:

  • The use of sexual language or imagery,
  • Unwelcome sexual attention,
  • Insults and personal attacks, publicly or in private,
  • Trolling, malicious disruption of talks,
  • Divulging others’ personal information without permission,
  • Stalking.

Participants who become the targets of or witness harassment or other unacceptable behavior are encouraged to contact the organizers directly. We will protect your information and do our best to help you feel safe.

Organizers may take action according to their judgement against persons exhibiting such behaviors. Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. Organizers will be happy to clarify the standards of acceptable behavior should questions arise.

Possible sanctions for harassment and misconduct include: issuing a warning, deleting comments that violate the above standards, and expelling individual participants from the conference.

Building a space for community growth

We believe in the maturity and kindness of the Ruby community, so we don’t expect to use our harassment policy very often. We also think that positive action is more powerful than strict rules and punishment. To help us make Ruby Minds an amazing conference, enjoyable and enriching to all, you can lead by example.

Here are a few ideas on where to start:

  • Use welcoming, inclusive language,
  • When offering constructive criticism, make sure that the other person is open to receiving it,
  • Be empathetic towards other participants - we’re in this together as a community!
Refund policy

To apply for a refunf, you must contact us up to 14 days before the conference begins on October 7. Your refund will be reduced by applicable organizers’ fees.