Agile Finland Code of Conduct


Agile Finland is a community where we strive to create safer spaces for community members to learn from each other. This document establishes a shared understanding of how we interact to foster a positive environment. Use this document to help create a welcoming and safe experience for all participants. The Agile Finland code of conduct governs Agile Finland events and virtual spaces. This includes members, visitors, sponsors and speakers.

Don’t do this is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. 

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion.
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following 
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
  • Weaponizing this Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct does not enable complaints regarding:

  • “Reverse discrimination”, such as reverse racism and cisphobia because challenging biases and privileges is not a form of discrimination;
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “I want you to stop that”, “leave me alone”, “go away”, or “I’m not discussing this with you;”
  • Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts;
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial;
  • Criticising oppressive behaviour or assumptions including, but not limited to racism, sexism, cissexism, or others.


Every person under the code of conduct is expected to uphold it and use it to reflect and question both your own behaviour and the behaviour you witness. You are encouraged to speak up and ask the unwanted behaviour to stop. If you are asked to stop you are expected to stop immediately. 

Agile Finland events will have their own enforcement policy. Event organisers are responsible for upholding the code of conduct. 


When you are given feedback based on the code of conduct you are expected to try to learn and understand the effects of the behaviour questioned.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. Community event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organisers. 


If you are unsatisfied with the enforcement or support please contact the board of Agile Finland.

References: this Code of Conduct is based on Geek Feminism’s example Conference Anti-Harassment Policy, Glasgow 2024, PyCon CZ and adapted by our CoC team.