Ansible hosts events for people from many different backgrounds. We expect presenters, exhibitors, and attendees to help make our events enjoyable for everyone. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Red Hat, Inc. reserves the right to take necessary action to preserve the integrity of any chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups or, such as removing any posting that it determines in its sole discretion is vulgar or inappropriate.

Ansible is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, religion, or experience level. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference or conference events without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Harassment includes (but is not limited to) offensive communication related to age, gender, 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 behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Any exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate.

If a participant, speaker, or exhibitor engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference 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 conference staff or an Ansible representative.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals:

Kaete Piccirilli: 
Leigh Anne Ivey :

Conference staff will be happy 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 conference. We value your attendance.

For speakers and exhibitors - if you're unsure whether your presentation, booth, or event will be enjoyed by all, please check with the organizers above.

This code of conduct is modified from the PyCon 2015 code of conduct at, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.