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Code of Conduct 


A Code of Conduct has several purposes.

Generally, at the iSAQB, we want everyone to express themselves and speak their mind. We do not want anyone to get hurt or reminded of hurtful events. People in tech are often unaware that things they do or say in their daily lives at home in the context of a larger event or community might hurt or insult others. The Code of Conduct gives information and guide­lines on how people should behave to achieve these goals.

A secondary purpose is to send a clear message to people inter­ested in the iSAQB that its community is welcoming and open, in particular to people under­rep­re­sented in tech.

Finally, its purpose is to guide organizers of events and moder­ators of iSAQB-related spaces in how they should encourage and, if necessary, enforce the Code of Conduct.

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is NOT to restrict the freedom of expression, as far as it does not impinge on other’s right and well-being, or to exclude people from the community based on personal animosity.

This Code of Conduct outlines our expec­ta­tions for all those who partic­ipate in our community, as well as the conse­quences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who partic­ipate in our events to help us create safe and positive experi­ences for everyone.

Open Architecture Community

A supple­mental goal of this Code of Conduct is to strengthen the open community of software archi­tects by encour­aging partic­i­pants to recognize and strengthen the relation­ships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Commu­nities mirror the societies in which they exist, and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all partic­i­pants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

Expected Behavior


Partic­ipate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.


Exercise consid­er­ation and respect in your speech and actions.


Attempt collab­o­ration before conflict.


Refrain from demeaning, discrim­i­natory, or harassing behavior and speech.


Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow partic­i­pants. Alert community leaders or others present if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or viola­tions of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intim­i­dating, harassing, abusive, discrim­i­natory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any partic­ipant in our community online, at all related events and in one-on-one commu­ni­ca­tions carried out in the context of community business.

Harassment includes: harmful or preju­dicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orien­tation, race, religion, disability; inappro­priate use of nudity and/or sexual images (including presen­tation slides); delib­erate intim­i­dation, stalking or following; harassing photog­raphy or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappro­priate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Conse­quences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appro­priate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experi­encing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experi­encing distress.

Addressing Griev­ances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify one of the event organizers with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accor­dance with our existing policies.


We expect all community partic­i­pants (contrib­utors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one commu­ni­ca­tions pertaining to community business.

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