Codebreeze is an unconference with very little structure. Actually, it’s not a conference at all. Codebreeze is a time and place for software craftspeople to meet. We would like to have like-minded people to gather in one place and have long conversations about our craft over a drink. And to practice our coding skills.
More information coming soon.
In case you have questions already or would like to participate, please reach out to us on Twitter or via email.
How to get here
The conference takes place near Turku, Finland.
The next international Airport is Helsinki. You can reach Turku from there by train in two hours or take a plane.
You can also reach Turku from Stockholm using the ferry (which takes around 10 hours).
- Codebreeze is a sister-conference of Codefreeze
Code of Conduct
All attendees of Codebreeze are required to agree with the following code of conduct (CoC).
Codebreeze isn't an officially organised event. For enforcement of this code of conduct, we only have official authority of the private accommodation we are using for sessions and the activities we organise. With everything else, we will try to work on enforcement with the staff of local businesses we cooperate with and local authorities. Some activities happen in public spaces which might be used by non-participants as well, please don't assume that everyone has read or will follow this code of conduct.
A goal of Codebreeze is to be inclusive and welcoming to attendees with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. Please read our full code of conduct before booking, discussing online and before coming to Codebreeze. But please don’t feel intimidated by it—these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone at Codebreeze.
Why we have a CoC
We are dedicated to create an event where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. This can only work if we are inclusive to the largest number of contributors, and if we create an environment, where everybody feels safe and welcome. Yes, we value discussion and disagreement. And discussion can become heated. But there have to be rules, and there has to be a red line. In this code of conduct, we lay out those rules and red lines.
We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, field of expertise, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). And so we invite all those who participate in Codebreeze, and the community surrounding the event, to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. With your help, this event can be a great experience for everyone! Treat everyone professionally. Everybody at the conference is a professional in their field. Treat all attendees as equals. Ask before you teach. Do not explain things without being asked. Be welcoming, friendly, and patient. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Ask questions before jumping to conclusions. Be respectful. Not all of us will agree with each other all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. Be aware of the effect your words may have on others. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable. Be careful with jokes. We do not tolerate any CoC violations, even if “it was just a joke”. Admit when you do not know something. Encourage others to admit when they do not know something—and never joke about it. We are all here to learn. There might be people taking photographs. If you don't want to be photographed let them know. If you want to publish a photo, ask the people in the photograph first. If you're involved in outdoor activities, look after each other and be mindful that not everyone has the same ability. Please respect nature and the instructions from the official guides.
If you think someone has violated our code of conduct—even if you were not directly involved, like you just overheard a conversation—please:
- Let the person know that what they did is not appropriate and ask them to stop if you feel able to do so.
- Contact the volunteers of Codebreeze (See contact details below). We will discuss any possible action with you first.
But please give people the benefit of doubt. If there is even a slight chance that this was a misunderstanding (e.g. the person did not speak in their native language, and did not find the right words), try to sort it out in a friendly, constructive way.
When we learn about a CoC violations, volunteers will hear both sides, and then take action we deem appropriate, such as:
- Give a warning
- Have a longer talk about our values
- Asking the staff of local businesses to expel the person, though we don't have the authority to do so ourselves, see above
- Exclude the person from our privately used accommodation & activities we organise
- Call the authorities
- Inform organisers of other events
Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
- Harassment, and other exclusionary behaviour. Deliberate intimidation and threats.
- Aggressive or sexualized language and content. Unwanted sexual advances.
- Insulting or putting down other participants.
- Publishing or telling others, that a participant belongs to a particular identity group without asking their consent first, e.g outing someone.
- “Well-actuallies”: Telling people what they “actually meant to say”.
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.
To clarify, although this doesn't take away from the other rules, it is ok to be naked in private saunas and changing rooms, but not mandatory. If you are unsure about what is appropriate or if you're uncomfortable about this, please talk to a volunteer listed below.
If you need help, have any further questions or have any other concerns, please contact a volunteer immediately.
- Find and talk to the volunteers at the conference
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ask in the channel #codefreeze_fi on the Software Crafters Slack (if you have not joined the channel yet, you need to locate it in the channel list)
- Contact a volunteer on Slack
This code of conduct applies to the event itself, and to all digital spaces that are related to the event, such as GitHub, Slack and Trello.
These values are inspired by SoCraTes Germany.
Feel invited to contact us via our details listed below
Signed, The volunteers