The Fifth Elephant 2013 is a community conference intended for collaboration and networking in the developer and business communities.

We value the presence of every attendee and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. All attendees are therefore expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the workshops and the conference.

All attendees – participants, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers – at The Fifth Elephant 2013 are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Code of Conduct Applies to Everyone

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

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Code for Speakers: Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate during talks. Refrain from using these in your slides.

Sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not acceptable.

Code for Exhibitors and Sponsors: Exhibitors in the expo hall are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. Exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

Code for Participants: Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to 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.

Attendees asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If an attendee engages in behaviour that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling him or her from the premises with no refund.

Thank you for helping make The Fifth Elephant 2013 a welcoming, friendly event for all.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, have noticed that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a crew member. Conference staff will be wearing “CREW” badges. Ask them to put you in touch with the lead organizer — Zainab Bawa.

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

  • Zainab Bawa: +91 99454 73641
  • Radha Rao: +91 90356 26606
  • Kiran Jonnalagadda: +91 99452 35123

Crew members are there to help participants contact appropriate authorities, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Procedure for Handling Harassment