Code of Conduct


In the same way that Matz has written Ruby with a focus on developer happiness, we are focused on community happiness. The Rails Camp USA community is full of wonderful people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we want to ensure it remains a welcoming and safe environment to all who wish to be a part of it.

Whenever we come together as a community, our shared spaces are opportunities to showcase the best of what we can be. We are there to support our peers - to build each other up, to accept each other for who they are, and to encourage each other to become the people they want to be. With that in mind, if you are present at any Rails Camp USA event, whether as an attendee, organizer, sponsor or speaker, or if you are active in our Slack group, we take it as given that you agree to follow this code of conduct:

Rails Camp USA is dedicated to providing harassment-free experiences at events and online spaces for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or age. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate in any circumstance.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members of the community. Be respectful towards others. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for events supported by Rails Camp USA.

Anyone violating these rules at events may be asked to leave the event without a refund at the sole discretion of the organizers.

The Rails Camp community is a welcoming and friendly place – thank you for being a part of it.

Reporting Issues

Issues prior to camp may be reported to the organizers at

Any issues during the camp may be reported in person to one of the organizers.


What happens if Rails Camp USA cancels the event?

Rails Camp South will refund all tickets but is not responsible for the cost of the campers' travel or flights. These camps are in remote areas.  It is hard to predict any natural disasters that may affect the camp schedule. With this in mind, plan accordingly and get flights with an airline you can trust. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

What happens if I can't attend the event?

Unfortunately, we're unable to offer refunds if you're unable to attend the event. We get it - life totally happens and it sucks when it does. Because your ticket counts towards the venues, lodging, meals, and transportation, we're unable to offer any refunds.. If you have a free ticket, you may speak to the organizers about transferring your ticket to a friend.