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Zero Tolerance to harassment in events

Don’t be an ass* or we will kick your ass out!

I am currently watching the recordings from the Security BSides San Francisco 2019 conference. And the above quote was from a slide from the conference’s opening remarks by one of the organisers Reed Loden.

BSidesSF - A Safe Environment - Show respect and tolerance for each other's uniqueness. Be kind and practise the golden rule, We have no tolerance for physical, verbal or sexual harassment; intimidation.
BSidesSF – A Safe Environment – Show respect and tolerance for each other’s uniqueness. Be kind and practise the golden rule, We have no tolerance for physical, verbal or sexual harassment; intimidation.

Maybe it has become common now on major technical events, but I was surprised & glad to see the organizers being explicit and have zero tolerance to all forms of abuse. At the same time, I am sad that as humans we are living in an era, where these have to be “told” to a professional & educated audience living in one of the most innovative and wealthiest cities in the world.

BSidesSF - Video and Photo Policies - Before taking any photos/videos, ensure you have the permission of everyone in the shot
BSidesSF – Video and Photo Policies – Before taking any photos/videos, ensure you have the permission of everyone in the shot

#sexualharrassment #intimidation #events #rules

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