nginx.conf Code of Conduct

All attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors, and staff at events organized by NGINX, Inc. (nginx.conf, meetups, user summits) or held at NGINX, Inc. facilities are expected to comply with these Community Guidelines and Code of Conduct. We are dedicated to providing a positive and egalitarian experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

We expect you to be considerate of others and behave professionally and respectfully to all other participants. Remember that sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers or NGINX, Inc. staff members. We won’t even feel bad about it.

Harassment includes:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, or bullying
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including a verbal warning or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately.

Event staff will be happy to help participants address concerns. All reports will be treated as confidential. We strongly encourage you to address your issues privately with any of our staff members who are organizing the event. We encourage you to avoid disclosing information about the incident until the staff has had sufficient time to address the situation. Please also keep in mind that public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. We do not condone nor participate in such actions.

We value your attendance. If you cannot find a member of the event staff or are not comfortable contacting one of the staff, you can alternatively contact Shirley Bailes (

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


Credit to Dockercon, Puppet Labs, and (formerly, since they formed the starting point for many of these guidelines. The Event Code of Conduct is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. The PyCon Code of Conduct also served as inspiration.



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