Code of Conduct

The Quick version of the Code of Conduct

DataSaturday Holland is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate intimidation, discrimination or harassment of community members in any form. Sexual or extremely violent language and imagery is not appropriate for a conference venue, including in presentations, workshops and talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. 

If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour please notify a Caretaker at or call +31851300546 

Full Version of the Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and organisers (also called community members) at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the caretakers: Email: Phone: +31851300546 


A primary goal of all events and groups that refer to this Code of Conduct is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), socioeconomic status or technology choices 

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

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

Open [Source/Culture/Tech/Data] Citizenship 

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech/data] citizenship 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 Behaviour 

  • 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 behaviour and speech. 
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert the caretakers or organisers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential; even if you just feel slightly uncomfortable. 

Unacceptable Behaviour 

Unacceptable behaviours 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. Community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations. 

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); inappropriate depictions of violence (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 Behaviour 

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

If a community member engages in unacceptable behaviour, the caretakers or organisers 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 Behaviour 

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour,or have any other concerns, please notify a caretaker or organiser as soon as possible. You can reach the caretakers at, call: +31851300546,  or find them in their purple shirts with “caretaker” on it.

Additionally, they are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behaviour feel safe. If needed, the caretakers and organisers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress. 


We expect all community participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and organisers) to abide by this Code of Conduct in this event, as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to business related to this event.  

Licence and attribution 

The DataSaturday Holland Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence. It is based on the Berlin Code of Conduct

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