Code of Conduct
Fenders is a local community group for front end developers. Our goal is to create a supportive and collaborative web community where we can discuss and share our favourite front end topics! At Fenders we don't care what tech you use, how old you are or what your gender or religion is. Fenders is for everyone and we welcome and support anyone wanting to be part of our community.
At Fenders we aim to provide a welcoming and harassment-free environment for everyone regardless of:
- Gender identity or expression
- Sexual orientation
- Physical appearance
- The tech, languages or frameworks you choose to use (There are lots of choices and there are many reasons to use one thing over another, your choice is not the only right choice)
- Experience (It does not matter if you have been developing for 1 day or 3 decades, all are welcome to share their experience and learn from each other)
- Job role (Whether you are a project manager who loves css or a lead developer looking to chat, we don’t care about your job role, just that you are interested in the front end!)
If you choose to participate in Fenders events, as an attendee, organiser or volunteer, or you are a member of the online slack group, we expect that you follow our community Code of Conduct. If you violate the code of conduct you may be banned from future events and removed from the Slack group, at the discretion of the Fenders organisers.
Fenders aims to be a safe environment where people can discuss front end development and other web related topics. We will not tolerate harassment and we expect cooperation from everyone involved to help ensure a safe environment.
If you are unclear on what constitutes harassment the following behaviours will not be tolerated:
- Negative behaviour around a person's role, experience or tech choices
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Ongoing disruption of talks or discussions - speakers and organisers spend a lot of time and effort putting together an event that you can learn and be inspired by, please respect while they are presenting.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Violent behaviour
- Verbal or written abuse
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Use of sexual language and imagery
- Harassing photography or recording. Not everyone wants to be recorded or photographed. Please respect that.
- Ongoing, unwelcome advances - Fenders is a professional event, please keep things professional.
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
The Slack Group
The Fenders slack group is open to all members of the Perth web community, and we encourage discussion of topics outside of the traditional “front end space”. Please remember that Fenders is a professional group for web developers and designers, as a result if any of the Fenders organisers directly request you stop discussing a topic such as something that promotes hate, abuse or any form of harassment you will be expected to follow their request. As moderators Fenders organisers reserve the right to moderate the group to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
If you choose to ignore the requests of the Fenders organisers or moderators you may be banned from the slack group and future events.
We do not allow unsolicited DMs in the slack group. Please refrain from contacting people directly unless they have indicated that you are fine to do so.
If someone makes you feel unsafe or unwelcome, if you notice someone else being harassed or have any concerns please let the Fenders organisers know as soon as possible. We understand that sometimes you might still be concerned, afraid or feel uncomfortable reporting incidents directly so you can also make an anonymous report using the google form (https://bit.ly/2smU48D). We will investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent the incident occurring again.
- Meetup.com (www.meetup.com/front-end-web-developers-perth/)
- Twitter Direct Message (https://twitter.com/fendersperth)
- DM @mandy via the slack group
This Code of Conduct was based on resources provided by Karolina Szczur:https://medium.com/@fox/when-a-code-of-conduct-becomes-harmful-1d4e737ff7aa