Conference speakers: Support anti-harassment policies in your speaker proposals

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. The Linux.conf.au 2012 proposal deadline is in a few hours, which gives you plenty of time to cut and paste the following into your speaker proposal: I believe conferences should provide a safe, harassment-free environment for everyone. I ask $CONFERENCE … Continue reading Conference speakers: Support anti-harassment policies in your speaker proposals

Friendly conference update

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. We announced a generic conference anti-harassment policy a couple of weeks ago. Since then several conferences have adopted anti-harassment policies, including Linux.conf.au 2011, FSF's LibrePlanet 2011, and now all of Linux Foundation's events have an official anti-harassment / discrimination policy. … Continue reading Friendly conference update

Get your conference anti-harassment policy here!

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. It's official: The example conference anti-harassment policy is out of beta and ready for prime time. This is a example anti-harassment policy suitable for most open source, computing, or technology-related conferences. It may be adopted unchanged or tweaked to suit … Continue reading Get your conference anti-harassment policy here!

RFC: Draft conference anti-harassment policy

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. Recent events show that not everyone has the same expectations for behavior at open source conferences. If you are a conference organizer, having an explicit anti-harassment policy can help prevent unpleasant and embarrassing incidents. But writing (and advocating for) an … Continue reading RFC: Draft conference anti-harassment policy

Street harassment reporting app now available for iPhone and Android

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. Last time we talked about Hollaback, the organization to fight street harassment, they were raising money to fund development of an mobile phone app to make reporting street harassment fast and easy. Well, it's ready! Hollaback just released its street … Continue reading Street harassment reporting app now available for iPhone and Android