There are two codes of conduct applicable to the Gaia Sprints.
The Gaia Sprints organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Gaia Sprint without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Gaia Sprint with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately. Organizers will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the Gaia Sprint. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules during the Gaia Sprint and during related social events.
All participants at every Gaia Sprint will be expected to openly share their ideas, expertise, code, and interim results. Project development will proceed out in the open, among participants and in the world.
Participants will be encouraged to change gears, start new collaborations, and combine projects. Any participant who contributes significantly to a project can expect co-authorship on resulting scientific papers, and any participant who gets signficant contributions to a project is expected to include those contributors as co-authors.
These rules make it inadvisable to bring proprietary data sets or proprietary code to any Sprint, unless the participant bringing such assets has the rights to open them or add collaborators.