Earliest at Mid of May 2020
All Online Seats will be free
COVID-19 Situation: Move towards a later(!) online conference.
We are very sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 situation microXchg 2020 needed to be canceled for 2n/3rd April in Berlin as well. Our event microXchg – established in 2015 – is our annual international community conference on Microservices, Serverless & Cloud Native that is organized by volunteers (only!) from the community with full-time jobs in their valuable and currently heavily reduced/impacted freetime. This year we are amongst all the other conferences world-wide that are not possible to be run physically at all (health assurance, quarantine, law orders etc).
We are currently still working on the transformation into an online conference as a replacement in 2020. We need to make sure that the experience of the online conference is as similar-ish as possible to a real conference to (a) deliver a worthy value to our sponsors and (b) reduce our finance gap (negative balance) due to upfront costs for the pyhsical event (venue etc). Thus, we need time as we learn/work on it in our freetime. The current time plan indicates that the event can happen (at earliest) from 14th of May (Thursday) till 15th of May (Friday).
In the last weeks (excerpt):
- We have already refunded all payed tickets of the on site visitors.
- We got in touch with the sponsors that are happily still interested in supporting an online edition.
- We got a lot (!) of very great feedback of our pre-selected speakers from the planned on-site conference 2020 whom have offered and are willing to present at an online conference instead. (However we need to still do formal re-checks and a final selection when we settled on the new date.) THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT! ...quite some other underlying organizational work just for the whole cancelation itself needed to be done.
Next steps (excerpt):
- Due to COVID-19 and the move to an online conference also quite some board members needed to decide to resign/step down/refocus.
- We will update the people behind the (online) conference soon. So please be nice to the volunteers at the organizers/PC panel as they were also very comitted to run 2020 on site however many were also very new to the team and thus cannot/should not be held responsible or actionable in this extraordinary situation at all. Thank you!
In the meantime feel free to mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any requests.
Community Supporters & Online Meetup Partners
If you want to become a partner to promote the online conference please contact us via twitter @microxchg
We are currently working on new online conference sponsor packages and are in touch with the sponsors of the formerly planned on site conference.
Speaker Preview (of deprecated on-site edition)
...in rearrangment due to COVID-19 (!!!)
Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
tl;dr: Don’t be a Jerk
The Quick Version
Our conference is 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. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The Less Quick Version
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.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded hoodies.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
Original source and credit: http://2012.jsconf.us/#/about & The Ada Initiative
Please help by translating or improving: http://github.com/leftlogic/confcodeofconduct.com
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