OutSystems User Groups Code of Conduct


The Short Version

Leverage the opportunity to learn and share knowledge, be respectful of other people, respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered, and if you can’t resolve an issue contact the administrators. The OutSystems User Groups do not have a commercial purpose, so promoting services and companies is not allowed. Recruitment activities are explicitly prohibited. 


The Long Version

The goal of the OutSystems User Groups is to nurture and grow the community’s presence, to provide the best technical content and resources to the community, and to ensure a safe place where the peers can meet, network, and share insights.

We are committed to providing a friendly and welcoming event 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 participants in any area, including within teams, sessions, workshops, webinars, video calls, online chats, social media, and other online media.

OutSystems values the participation of our community at the OutSystems User Groups and wants all attendees to have an enjoyable experience. To ensure the best possible event for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation. 

By participating in the OutSystems User Groups, you are expected to respect what is stated in the code of conduct. We invite all speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us make these local gatherings a safe and positive community experience for everyone.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.


Expected Behavior


Unacceptable Behavior

Because we are a diverse community, we may have different ways of communicating and of understanding the intent behind actions. Therefore, certain forms of behavior in our community, regardless of intent. Prohibited behavior includes but is not limited to:

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any members of OutSystems User Group and related events. All OutSystems User Group venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Behavior not explicitly mentioned above may still be constituted unacceptable. The list above should not be taken as exhaustive but rather as a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the community in which we participate.

Furthermore, the OutSystems User Group organizers will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe in the community.

The organization team will be happy to assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the OutSystems User Group. We value your participation.


Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated online or offline,  whether by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of the OutSystems User Groups.

If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify an OutSystems User Group organizer as soon as possible. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the specific event, and potentially from the respective community.

Participants asked to stop any unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately.

We expect participants to follow these rules before, during, and in any related activity after the event.


No Solicitation Guidelines

The OutSystems User Groups are not intended to promote services, so please refrain from marketing specific entities and/or its work for commercial purposes. Purposeful promotion of brands is not acceptable, as this initiative aims to be as neutral as possible in terms of communicating entities’ identities and respective activities.

Solicitation, including affiliate and referral links that send members to external websites, is not allowed. Affiliate or referral links are subject to removal regardless of direct or indirect benefit.

Refrain from distributing handouts or promotional items unless formally approved in advance by the OutSystems Community team.

Refrain from requesting contact information from other users at events for the purposes of solicitation. Refrain from copying or accessing any information from meeting participants.

Recruitment and headhunting initiatives of any kind are not acceptable - these events will be held in neutral grounds to avoid misinterpretations associated with a specific company and/or brand. This is not a business or commercial event, it is dedicated to learning and sharing of knowledge. Any activity related to hiring or trying to pursue an individual for recruitment purposes will be excluded from the event and the community group.

Participants' contributions should be unbiased and free of any conflict of interest. As such, please withhold from making comments about affiliates' or competitors’ products, services or other offerings.  


Copyrights and Permissions Guidelines

Use caution when discussing products and/or solutions. Information shared at the OutSystems User Groups is, when online, recorded and available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.

When discussing a specific use case, all speakers will be held accountable for obtaining all the necessary permissions and approvals to cover said use case from all relevant participating stakeholders.

The speakers are expected to abide by copyright, trademark, and licensing laws and regulations regarding software, patents, copyrights, license agreements, and other property rights. Do not share any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. 

By sharing material, the participant warrants and represents that they own the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the participant grants OutSystems Community and attendees of the event the nonexclusive right and license to display, share and use such information or other material.

In no event shall OutSystems be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information shared at the OutSystems User Groups.


Contact Information

Our Code of Conduct does not address all scenarios. As new situations come to our attention, we may find it necessary to change, expand, or update the policies stated here. We may retroactively apply current and new changes against previously existing submissions or behavior with the community in mind.

If you see any violations of the above or have any other concerns, you can reach out to your local OutSystems User Group organizer(s) or to the OutSystems Community team by means of the following email: usergroups@outsystems.com