CodeMash is dedicated to providing a welcoming, harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or tabs vs spaces preference. We do not tolerate harassment, intimidation, or discrimination of conference participants in any form. Sexual or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any CodeMash venue.  Clothing is not consent.

Everyone associated with CodeMash including attendees, speakers, sponsors, vendors, staff, family members, and volunteers are required to follow the Code of Conduct. This code provides general guidelines and cannot cover every possible type of unacceptable behavior. CodeMash reserves the right to apply corrective action to instances other than the specific examples noted.

Harassment includes discrimination, offensive verbal comments, offensive or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and targeting individuals in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or afraid. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the conference with no refund and referral to the relevant authorities. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or are made to feel uncomfortable by the behavior of others, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff will be happy to intervene, help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe and respected for the duration of the conference.

We value your attendance and are committed to creating safe spaces.

We require participants to follow these rules at all conference venues, online or offline, as well as conference-related social events.


Anyone can report harassment. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or are made to feel uncomfortable in any way, we are here to help:

  • Call or text us at (419) 504-1616

  • Message @safety on the CodeMash Discord

  • Email us at

  • Talk to anyone wearing a CODEMASH staff uniform

If you feel you are in danger, contact the Kalahari staff/security/law enforcement immediately, for your safety, and then alert a member of CodeMash staff. CodeMash staff can assist in escalating to the Kalahari staff or law enforcement.

We will take all good-faith reports of harassment seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The CodeMash team reserves the right to exclude people from CodeMash Conference based on their past behavior, including behavior outside conference spaces and behavior towards people who are not in CodeMash Conference.

Last update: August, 2023


Diversity Statement

CodeMash was created to bring together and educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages. We believe that diverse backgrounds and perspectives enhance the CodeMash community and are actively looking to expand our community through:

  • Educational Outreach to local community

  • Mentorship Opportunities

  • Open call for speakers and a blind selection process

Creating and maintaining diversity at CodeMash is an ongoing process, and we could use your help! Please forward our call for speakers to individuals or groups with the message of our diversity mission. Share your ideas to increase diversity by emailing us at