The Tropical SaaS Code-of-Conduct
Everyone participating in the Tropical SaaS community is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all attendees, guests of attendees, vendors, volunteers—basically everyone involved.

Tropical SaaS will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. Please do your part to help ensure a safe, diverse and welcoming environment.
TL;DR Don't be a Jerk

Tropical SaaS is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not cool in the Tropical SaaS community in person or online. If you violate these rules you will be asked to leave Tropical SaaS events, removed from all online communities, will not be given a refund and will not receive invitations to future events at the discretion of Tropical SaaS organizers.

The Long Version

Tropical SaaS interprets all of the following as harassment—offensive verbal comments about sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), physical appearance, sexual images in public places, stalking, following, intimidation, bullying, unwanted harassing photography or video recording, ongoing disruption of talks and event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exceptions: conversations or images related to sex, porn, discriminatory language, or similar are welcome if they meet the following criteria:

- It's presented in a respectful manner.
- It's necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists.
- Attendees are given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

If you're asked by anyone to stop any harassing behavior you are required to comply and stop immediately. Tropical SaaS will take any action they feel appropriate, from warning the offender to expelling the offender with no refund.

Tropical SaaS Pro Tips

1. Do the right thing. If you see something say something—many times if you're feeling uncomfortable, someone else is too.

2. Look out for one another. Tropical SaaS centers around action sports and the outdoors, make sure to watch over each other and ensure folks are safe and have each other's backs.

3. Be proactive. Be the first to introduce yourself, the first to help clean up, the first to offer a hand with moving luggage and chairs. Epicurence does not have an army of volunteers to help out, but together we can all help make things run smoothly.

4. Do something nice for others, with no strings attached.

5. No pitching and No poaching. Talking about the challenges of our industry are fair game—poaching and pitching are not what Tropical SaaS is about, you will have plenty of time to do that AFTER you get back home and have built incredible friendships.

6. Be friendly and approachable. Everyone is equal at Tropical SaaS. We are all students and we are all teachers—be open to those around you, make it easy for people to get to know you, share and be friendly, make room for others at breakfast and dinner, make a point to include others.

7. Be optimistic. Bring your wit and your humor, but leave the cynicism and negativity at home. We are here to learn and have fun and develop and grow as a community :-)

Reporting Harassment

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns please contact Carlos Hernandez immediately. If you can't or don't want to speak in person then send a note to or by direct message in Slack.

All reports are handled in the strictest confidence.

Thanks and Credit
This code of conduct is based heavily on the Epicurrence Code of Conduct.

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