February 15 & 16, 2018 • French Quarter, New Orleans

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Diversity Statement

We at Clojure SYNC welcome participation regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. When we talk about diversity, that is what we mean.

We believe that a strongly enforced Code of Conduct is important for ensuring all attendees feel safe and welcome. This means excluding those who fail to follow or refuse to follow the Code of Conduct. Our code of conduct explicitly prohibits harassing behavior. We expect all participants to read and agree to it. If a participant cannot agree to it, we invite them not to participate. Such participants are not welcome.

We believe that creating a welcoming environment starts with the organizers but requires the active participation of speakers, volunteers, and attendees as well. We expect all participants to help create this welcoming environment. We understand that not everyone believes in welcoming the diverse groups above, but we at Clojure SYNC do, so if a participant cannot do so, we invite them not to participate. Such participants are not welcome.

We believe we need to actively recruit diverse speakers and attendees by reaching out to them individually and by working with groups dedicated to increasing diversity. We understand that attending a conference can be expensive, so we’re willing to help out where we can. Apply for an Opportunity Grant.

We believe that a diverse speaker lineup can inspire everyone to believe in themselves and break down stereotypes.

We believe we won’t get it completely right the first time but that with empathy, forgiveness, and hard work we can make right our mistakes.

We believe we can do it, but we’d love your help.

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