Python Office Hours/Code of Conduct

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Python Office Hours is welcoming to programmers of all backgrounds and experience levels, and all genders, for example this event is friendly to cis women, trans women, and all trans* people.

Attendees and guests should Be excellent to each other and respectful of differences and should display common courtesy towards other members and guests. All communication should remain appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Please read the insightful Social Rules from the Recurse Center Manual.

Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of python office hours for everyone. We want to have a helpful and productive event, and poor behavior shuts down productivity.

Code of Conduct

Python Office Hours is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion, and programming experience level. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the space at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion
  • Sexualized language or inuendo
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

Procedures

Enforcement

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

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the space.

Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible by talking to the host. Please contact User:Skm (email) and The Board.

Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of python office hours for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make python office hours a better place.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

Contacting the host who is identified when you arrive, and contact Sheila as well as The Board.

When taking a personal report, I will try to find a quiet, safe place in the space to talk where you and cannot be overheard. This may involve finding help from another person at the space to help manage things properly. Once safe, I'll ask you to tell me about what happened. This can be upsetting, but I'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. I won't ask you to confront anyone and I will maintain confidentiality.

Attribution

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.