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LadyNerds Mission and Code of Conduct

Last modified: 29 March 2016

Mission

Empower women and gender non-conforming individuals in technology through continued career development, enriching connections, and responsible representation. Be a community-driven support system for those with the shared experience of completing Hackbright.

Short Form Code of Conduct

LadyNerds is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free space and experience for all members and guests, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, socioeconomic status, body size, ethnicity, nationality, level of experience, age, or religion (or lack thereof). Our Code of Conduct exists because of that dedication. We do not tolerate harassment in any form and we prioritize marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Our full Code of Conduct can be found at this link.

Long Form Code of Conduct

LadyNerds is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free space and experience for all members and guests, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, socioeconomic status, body size, ethnicity, nationality, level of experience, age, or religion (or lack thereof). Our Code of Conduct exists because of that dedication. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

This Code of Conduct applies to all LadyNerds spaces, including the LadyNerds Google Group, the LadyNerds Slack, and LadyNerds events (for both members and their guests), online and off, as well as in one-on-one communications pertaining to LadyNerds business. Members violating our Code of Conduct may be penalized or expelled at the discretion of community moderators.

Some LadyNerds spaces (such as specific Slack channels) may have additional rules in place, which are posted publicly for participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules. We invite all those who participate in LadyNerds to help us create safe and positive community experiences.

Consequences for noncompliance with the COC may include a discussion with mediators, mediation with the member you may have harmed, or as an absolute last resort, a ban from the community.

Behavior

Harassment includes:

LadyNerds prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. Our moderators will not act on complaints regarding:

Appropriate behavior contributes to the health, safety, and longevity of the LadyNerds community and includes:

Enforcement

Reporting

If you experience or witness (or have experienced or have witnessed) violations of the Code of Conduct or have any other concerns, please notify the LadyNerds moderators identified in this document, and/or submit an online report here.

Code of Conduct violations can be reported by:

Anonymous reports can also be made by filling out this form. [As of 3/28 this only goes to Kai]

Reports of Code of Conduct violations should include as many details as possible, for example:

Moderators

Moderators will:

Please see the LadyNerds organization documents to learn more about moderators.

Additional Items

Please also note:

Sources

“Conference anti-harassment/Policy”, http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy

“Community anti-harassment/Policy”, http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Community_anti-harassment/Policy

“HOWTO design a code of conduct for your community”, http://www.slideshare.net/aeschright/enforcing-your-code-of-conduct-effective-incident-response

“Code of conduct evaluations”, http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Code_of_conduct

“Citizen Code of Conduct”, http://citizencodeofconduct.org/

“WITchat Community Code of Conduct”, http://witchat.github.io/

“Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct”, http://contributor-covenant.org/

“Old LadyNerds Code of Conduct”, https://docs.google.com/document/d/19SqO1kRp7yLXnzZvw1UgSViIh9iVy4KQndgcdHCZHoY/edit?usp=sharing

Vox Media’s “Code of Conduct”, http://code-of-conduct.voxmedia.com/