Code of Conduct

  1. Purpose

    Pro-How believes our community should be genuinely open and welcome everyone. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.

    This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

    We invite everyone to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

  2. Open Source Citizenship

    A supplemental goal of this code of conduct is to increase open source citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between what we do and the community at large.

    In service of this goal, organizers of Pro-How meetups, courses or other events will be taking nominations for exemplary citizens throughout the event and will recognize select participants after the conference on the website.

    If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.

  3. Expected Behavior

    • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
    • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
    • Be mindful of your surroundings and your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
    • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create
      the meetup experience for others and make it your own.
  4. Unacceptable Behavior

    Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of our events. At times, members of the public will share venues with us; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

    Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

  5. Consequences Of Unacceptable Behavior

    Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated regardless of the offender's role in our events (attendees, speakers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons.)

    Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

    If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event without warning (or refund for paid events).

  6. What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behavior

    If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify Pro-How staff as soon as possible.

    The Pro-How team and event volunteers will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe.

  7. Scope

    We expect everyone involved with a meetup, course, or event to abide by this code of conduct at all venues and related social events.

  8. Contact Information

    Email [email protected] or find a Pro-How team member or volunteer at the event.

  9. License and attribution

    This Code of Conduct document is based on a similar document from Open Source Bridge but has been modified. The original is available at (linked to a cached copy as this website is no longer live) and is released under a
    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

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