devopsdays Zürich - conduct


Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.

Twitter (Transparent for everyone):

Via Email to the organizer team:

report violations: now

Directly at the conference

We will wear special crew shirts and we try to be always around, please reach us out even if we look busy.

Martin Thalmann


Martin Thalmann
Swisscom AG

I’m a passionate DevOps Enthusiast who strongly believes in the power of this movement. I’m currently helping a Swiss telco operator in adapting DevOps principles in a large enterprise. Beside that I’m co-organizer of the DevOps Enthusiast Meetup in Zurich. I do have a background as a Software Engineer and experience in several Line- and Project-Management positions.


Roderick Jonsson


Roderick Jonsson

Linux System Engineer by profession and some times developer (symfony or java).

Working with CoreOS, Kubernetes, Openstack and Docker.

Loves tech trend spotting.

If you are passionate about DevOps technologies and finding out how they will influence the coming digital economy, then chat me up ;)


Bastian Widmer


Bastian Widmer

Bastian takes care of systems since nearly 15 years. He is also an avid speaker and conference organizer.

The nature of his internet-centric position makes him very aware that we need to safeguard the openness and neutrality of the internet on a global scale. This is also why he engages in several groups in Switzerland to work on issues related to net neutrality, security, and surveillance.

Outside of his job, Bastian dedicates much of his time to organizing various conferences and gatherings such as TEDxBern, DrupalCons. Bastian is passionate about Architecture, Circular Economy, the future of work, digital revolution and the impact on society itself.


Tobias Brunner


Tobias Brunner

Tobias (aka tobru) is a DevOps Engineer at VSHN. He loves Open Source and everything about modern technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift and the like. In his day job he leads the DevOps team at VSHN, does some sort of project management and works on APPUiO - The Swiss Container Platform.


Vittorio Boccone


Vittorio Boccone
Dectris Ltd.

Vittorio grew up in the a world where hardware and software are in perfect equilibrium. At 8 he started customizing and modifying anything with an engine or a CPU. Curious about the nature of things he later became a detector and accelerator physicist. After 13 years at CERN, he’s now often seen at Dectris happily writing beautiful code for Dectris X-ray detectors. He’s comfortable with any lab equipment, programming language or particle accelerator. He’s also a DevOps enthusiast, a Ham Radio operator, a tech-explorer, a geek, a hacker, a biker, not to mention a father and a husband.


Matías E. Fernández


Matías E. Fernández
ERNI Consulting AG

DevOps evangelist, Kanban practitioner, Lean Startup advocate, Linux and OSS afficionado.

Keen learner and challenger of the status quo.

Enabling organisations to achieve outstanding and sustainable results that exceed customers’ expectations is his passion.


Marcelo Ancelmo


Marcelo Ancelmo

Marcelo S. Ancelmo is currently a Lead Technical Architect with Cognizant, delivering tangible solutions with a specific focus on software architecture, middleware platforms, performance management and DevOps. In more than fifteen years of practical IT field experience, he assisted, supported, mentored, and enabled teams with their IT application infrastructure, architecture, development, implementation, and operations challenges.


Marcel Wolf


Marcel Wolf
codecentric AG

Marcel is a manager of the Berlin branch of codecentric AG. His main IT related topics are DevOps, datacenter automation, change management, and Elixir. He is also a speaker, an author, and the organizer of various conferences and meetups.


Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify the organizer of the conference with a concise description of your grievance. We will have a full disclosure policy and we will report every violations publicly (just the violation, no personal details).

Reward respectful and helpful behavior

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open tech citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know. Please share Kudos via Twitter or with our special Kudo Cards (just look for our Kudo boxes


A primary goal of DevOpsDays Zürich is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in DevOpsDays Zürich to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community. Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions. Attempt collaboration before conflict. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. Remember that community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person. Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language. Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material. Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”). Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability. Inappropriate photography or recording. Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them. Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances. Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person). Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior. Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning and without refund.


We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occuring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

Contact info

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License and attribution

This Code of Conduct is inspired by and is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. We use it with small changes.