NextStep Code of Conduct

OutSystems values the participation of our community at NextStep and wants all attendees to have an enjoyable learning experience. We are committed to providing a friendly and welcoming virtual conference for everyone, 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 harassment of conference participants in any conference area, including sessions, workshops, booths, webinars, video calls, online chats, social media, and other online media.

By participating in NextStep, you are agreeing to our code of conduct. We invite all speakers, attendees, sponsors, and other participants to help us make this conference a safe and positive experience for everyone.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Expected Behaviour

  • Be welcoming
  • Be empathetic
  • Be considerate and respectful
  • Be professional
  • Look out for each other

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct
  • Offensive written/verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, technical skills, 
  • Demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech
  • Unethical or unprofessional conduct

Rules

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

Sponsors are also subject to the code of conduct. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, OutSystems staff will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

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

Reporting

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the OutSystems team immediately via email global.events@outsystems.com or at the information booth.

OutSystems staff will be happy to help participants experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.