UP Singapore Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at UP Singapore events are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and pleasant environment for everybody.

TL;DR: Don’t be a Jerk

UP Singapore is whole-heartedly dedicated to creating events that are safe and comfortable for everyone involved. For us, this means providing a harassment-free experience for every participant, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organisers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, 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 or unwelcome sexual attention. Our commitment to supporting all our attendees extends to the whole event, including exhibitors’ and sponsors’ materials.

We are committed to addressing these issues, so if you are being harassed or notice somebody being harassed, please bring the issue to our attention. Your event organisers are Derrick Chiang, Adam Lyle, Malay Gala, Ganesan Soma, Tan Zi Peng, and Lee Lim Qing Ping. If you have trouble locating or identifying us, just ask any volunteer to point one of us out. We value our community and it is the highest priority for us that participants feel safe at our events. We will provide any assistance to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

We have adopted this policy both for the practical purpose of saying what we’re committed to doing and to signal our support of the anti-harassment campaign going on throughout the tech community. (You can learn more about this campaign from the Ada Initiative.)