Code of Conduct

We have developed this community code of conduct to actively set expectations for our community and to promote safety and inclusiveness for all participants

Everyone participating in the Product Camp is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all contributors/participants, session leaders/speakers, supporters/sponsors, and volunteers.

Product Camp organisers will apply this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to promote and sustain a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The TLDR version

Product Camp is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the Product Camp community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from Product Camps, online channels (e.g Slack), and all future events without a refund (if applicable)  at the discretion of Product Camp organizers.

The Details

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, Product Camp may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund (where applicable)

Reporting and Enforcement

If you feel you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer or a volunteer. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us info at productcampmelbourne com or via Slack Please note this email inbox will not be monitored during the event and we may take several days to respond.

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence. At a Product Camp event—contact Product Camp organisers, or a Product Camp volunteer (identified by an event staff t-shirt or other identifier) immediately. These people will be happy to help assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.


Photographs will be taken for promo or other purposes and we expect photos will be shared across social media on the day. You agree to this as a condition of entry.

We understand that not everyone is comfortable with their photo being published, for a variety of reasons. If you don’t want your photo to be taken or don’t want a photo made public, please advise the photographer or excuse yourself.

If Product Camp uses a photo on where you are visible and do not wish to be, please contact us. We will obscure you or remove the photo.

Thank you…

This document was based on the Code of Conduct from XOXO Conference, which was in turn inspired by the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism,, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.