Code of Conduct

Short version

GUADEC is dedicated to a safe and friendly conference experience for everyone. Please be considerate of other people in your actions at all conference events. Please report any concerns to one of the contact people below.

Longer version

GUADEC is a welcoming and friendly event, during which GNOME contributors often make friends and resolve to come to the next GUADEC.

GUADEC is dedicated to providing a safe and friendly conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to any of the above qualities, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Sexist, racist, or other exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate for GUADEC. Such content and remarks can be harassing to people by making them feel excluded by other attendees.

Participants asked to stop any harassing or inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the sponsor exhibit space are also subject to the code of conduct.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the code of conduct support team members may issue a warning for an unintentional or minor offense or expel the participant from the conference with no refund for repeat or serious offense. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please immediately contact Alexandre Franke, Marina Zhurakhinskaya, or anyone else on the code of conduct support team. These people will be introduced at the opening for the conference and conference volunteers will be able to help you identify one of them.

Code of conduct support team members will be able to address the harassing or inappropriate behavior with the offender, provide escorts, contact local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.


  • Alexandre Franke: +33 368 910 123 or alexandre.franke at NO SPAM gmail DOT com
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya: marinazik at NO SPAM gmail DOT com
  • Code of conduct support team

Other useful numbers:

  • Emergency number for police, fire department, or ambulance: 112
  • 24/7 medical assistance: “SOS m├ędecin” +33 388 75 75 75; 98 rue de Hochfelden – 67200 Strasbourg
  • Taxi company: “Taxi 13″ +33 388 36 13 13
  • Tourism office: