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2024-05-02: Code of Conduct Enforcement Workshop (North America friendly time)


Otter Tech is offering a Code of Conduct Enforcement online workshop, conveniently scheduled for remote attendees in North America.

Day: Wednesday, May 2, 2024


9 am to 1 pm Pacific Time, USA (PDT)
12 am to 4 pm Eastern Time, USA (EST)

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn about Code of Conduct enforcement. If you don’t know how to handle a report of a Code of Conduct violation, this workshop is for you!

2 in stock



Workshop Date

This Code of Conduct Incident Response workshop will take place on:

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 – 9 am to 1 pm Pacific Time, USA (PDT)
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 – 12 pm to 4 pm Eastern Time, USA (EDT)
  • Thursday, 2 May, 2024 – 5 pm to 9 pm / 17:00 to 21:00 West Africa Timezone (WAT)
  • Thursday, 2 May, 2024 – 18:00 to 22:00 Central European Timezone (CEST)
  • Thursday, 2 May, 2024 – 9:30 pm to 1:30 am / 21:30 to 1:30 India Standard Time (IST)
  • Friday, May 2, 2024 – 2 am to 6 am / 2:00 to 6:00 East Australia (AEST)
  • Check what time the workshop is in your timezone

The workshop run time is 4 hours. There are two breaks: a 5 minute break at 1 hour and 30 minutes in, and a 15 minute break at 2 hours and 30 minutes in.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for people who handle Code of Conduct violation reports.

This workshop is essential for:

  • Organizers of online or in-person events
  • Event volunteers who could receive Code of Conduct reports
  • Moderators and admins of online communities
  • Board members and executives who review escalated Code of Conduct reports

Anyone who receives, evaluates, or follows up on a Code of Conduct report will benefit from this workshop.

Please note that this workshop is not designed to to help people understand how to follow a Code of Conduct.

Key Takeaways

The workshop includes:

  • Practice taking a Code of Conduct violation report (an incident report)
  • Practice following up with the reported person
  • One practice scenario for a report given at an online event
  • One practice scenario for a report given in an online community
  • Discussion on bias, intent, microaggressions, personal conflicts, and false reporting
  • Frameworks for evaluating how to respond to a report
  • 40 minutes total of Q&A time

The workshop is designed to be a hands-on practice session, and will not cover all enforcement procedures.

Workshop Resources

After the workshop, attendees are given access to the CC-BY-NC-SA licensed workshop materials. The materials include slides, a template form for incident responders to take a report, an event volunteer Code of Conduct guide, and a guide to creating safe(r) events.

Workshop Policies

The pricing is for 1 attendee to participate in the workshop. If you purchase multiple tickets, Otter Tech will be in contact via email to get the names and email addresses of all attendees.

Cancellation policy: No ticket refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: If four or fewer attendees purchase tickets, Otter Tech reserves the right to cancel the workshop. Attendees will be given the option to either transfer their ticket to a later workshop, or receive a refund.

Missed workshop policy: If you register but do not attend the workshop, Otter Tech will attempt to reschedule you into a later workshop. Rescheduling will only happen once.

Terms and Conditions: All workshop attendees agree to the Otter Tech LLC Terms and Conditions.

About Otter Tech

Otter Tech has trained incident responders for conferences like PyCon U.S., WordCamp Europe, North Bay Python, local DevOpsDays conferences (Portland, Hartford, Philadelphia and New York City), OpenStreetMap U.S., StarCon Waterloo, the BCcampus Festival of Learning, Canadian Knowledge and Research Network, and the Bertha Foundation retreat.

Otter Tech has trained incident responders for online communities like Python Software Foundation, Kubernetes, GNOME, Drupal, Data Carpentries, and Elastic Search.

Otter Tech was founded by Sage Sharp. They are a coordinator for Outreachy, which is a paid, remote internship program that pairs mentors from open source communities with people from marginalized groups in tech. Sage has 20+ years experience in FOSS, and is the author of the Linux kernel USB 3.0 driver.


Still have questions? Read our FAQ or contact us with your questions.

Photo Attribution

[Photo of event organizers in green shirts is CC-BY 2.0 Open Knowledge]