WebJam NYC

WebJam NYC Code of Conduct

The required standards of conduct for our event and related communication.


Why have a Code of Conduct?

WebJam NYC's participants include people from many different backgrounds. The WebJam NYC team is committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexuality, or similar personal characteristic.

The first goal of the Code of Conduct is to specify a baseline standard of behavior so that people with different social values and communication styles can work together effectively, productively, and respectfully.

The second goal is to provide a mechanism for resolving conflicts when they arise.

The third goal of the Code of Conduct is to make our event welcoming to people from different backgrounds.

Where does the Code of Conduct apply?

Our Code of Conduct applies while on-location. it also applies in any online communication between participants before, after, and during the event.

These are good rules to follow in general, so you are encouraged to follow the Code of Conduct in your day-to-day life as well.


We have a strict anti-harassment policy. Examples of harassment include but are not limited to:

Disruptive behavior

Beside harassment, disruptive behavior is not permitted. Examples of this can include:

People are complicated. You should expect to be misunderstood and to misunderstand others; when this inevitably occurs, resist the urge to be defensive or assign blame. Try not to take offense where no offense was intended. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Even if the intent was to provoke, do not rise to it. It is the responsibility of all parties to de-escalate conflict when it arises.


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

Event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from WebJam NYC.

Reporting issues

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Do not post about the issue publicly or try to rally sentiment against a particular individual or group. Harassment and other Code of Conduct violations reduce the value of WebJam NYC for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event.

You can contact us via one of the following options:

Our team will be happy to help you contact venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of WebJam NYC.


This policy was adapted from the Hack Club Code of Conduct as well as the Geek Feminism wiki page.