Code of Conduct

Anchorage Programming Workshop’s focus is on developing women’s coding skills, but men are always welcome at our workshops as long as they are the guest of a female participant. We aim to be inclusive and welcoming.

We value the participation of each member of our community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, presenters and attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious or ethnic identity, physical appearance, body size, or ability. Everyone in attendance is required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event; more information on reporting a Code of Conduct violation is available below, under the heading “Contact Information.”

All Attendees

Please show respect for all attendees. In particular:

  • Offensive behavior such as verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment will not be tolerated.
  • Remember that all our attendees are here for similar reasons, and do not make assumptions about anyone’s interests, skill level, or profession based on their appearance or background.
  • Remember that “no means no.” If someone asks you to stop speaking about a particular subject, or to leave them alone, please do so.
  • Support your friends and colleagues. If you see someone behaving badly, please let them know that you’re not OK with it.

Speakers

Please ensure that your presentation does not stigmatise, alienate, or marginalise any individual or group. In particular:

  • Keep any slide decks G-rated.
  • Anything beyond the occasional mild curse word is not appropriate.
  • While criticism of software, programming practices, etc. is OK, please try to offer constructive improvements or alternatives as part of your talk. Personal criticism and ad hominem attacks are never OK.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the co-hosts, Becky or Coral. You can email us at hosts@anchorageprogramming.org.

The hosts will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe. We value your attendance.

License

This Code of Conduct is a variation on our suggested CoC for Anchorage tech events, available on GitHub; it is forked from the PyCon Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism wiki.

Creative Commons License

This Code of Conduct is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.