Code of Conduct

Stop Harrassment

Midwest Big Data Summer School is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected U.S. veteran status, or other protected class. We do not tolerate harassment of summer school participants, staff, or faculty in any form. Any participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the summer school at the discretion of the school organizers (with no refund). We expect participants to follow these rules at all summer school talks/activities and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside summer school activities too!

Midwest Big Data Summer School participants are also bound by Iowa State University policies on discrimination and harassment. Iowa State University is an institution that encourages the intellectual and personal growth of its students as scholars and citizens. As an educational institution, the university recognizes that the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, and the development of individuals require the free exchange of ideas, self-expression, and the challenging of beliefs and customs.

If you hear an inappropriate remark, intended or misjudged, this list of comebacks may prove useful.

These policies have been adopted from Geek Feminism Wiki, which includes models for public announcements and guidance for event staff.