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MongoDB World Code of Conduct

MongoDB World is a conference intended for networking and collaboration for MongoDB developers and operators.

This Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for our behavior as members of the MongoDB community. We value the participation of each member of the MongoDB 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 throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by MongoDB or not.

We expect these guidelines to be followed by all attendees, delegates, speakers, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

MongoDB is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds, experiences and beliefs. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally.

Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for MongoDB World. Interactions should be positive, respectful and helpful. If someone lacks knowledge in a particular area, we should seek to educate and not shame them.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Contact Information

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 will be wearing MongoDB t-shirts.

You may also contact hotel staff and ask to be put in touch with the following conference organizers at MongoDB, who are on call to assist with code of conduct violations:

Ryan Francis, VP, Global Field Marketing & Demand Generation +1 646 251 9815

Nancy Monaghan, Sr Manager, Strategic Events +1 760 468 0940

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of the individuals listed above. You can also visit the registration desk and ask for any of these individuals at any time.

Conference staff will be 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.

In addition to this policy, a process for handling incidents will be provided to all attendees prior to the conference.

Attendee Process for Handling Incidents

Keep in mind that all conference staff will be wearing a MongoDB t-shirt. Staff are prepared to handle an incident. All of our staff are informed of the code of conduct policy and guide for handling harassment at the conference. Report the harassment incident (preferably in writing) to a conference staff member - all reports are confidential.

When reporting the event to staff, try to gather as much information as available, but do not interview people about the incident. Staff will assist you in writing the report/collecting information.

The important information consists of:

Identifying information (name on badge) of the participant doing the harassing

  • The behavior that was in violation
  • The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time the report was made)
  • The circumstances surrounding the incident
  • Other people involved in the incident

The staff is well informed on how to deal with the incident and how to further proceed with the situation.

If everyone is presently physically safe, involve law enforcement or security only at a victim's request. If you do feel your safety in jeopardy, please do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement by dialing 911. If you do not have a cell phone, you may use any hotel/venue phone or simply ask a staff member.

If at all possible, all reports should be made directly to Ryan Francis (VP, Global Field Marketing & Demand Generation), or Nancy Monaghan (Sr Manager, Strategic Events)