(adapted from the Python Software Foundation and CodeDay CoC)
The Mentors in Tech community is made up of students and volunteer mentors with a diverse set of skills, personalities, backgrounds, and experiences. It is through these differences that our mentor mentee community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you are interacting with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep the Mentors in Tech experience positive and successful for everyone.
Thank you for helping make Mentors in Tech a welcoming, friendly, professional community for everyone.
Members of the Mentors in Tech community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviors that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:
- Being open. Members of the community are open the ideas and perspectives of others, mentors and mentees alike. Encourage and support others.
- Acknowledging time and effort of others. We are respectful of the commitments that members of the Mentors in Tech community have made. We are thoughtful when addressing the efforts of mentors, mentees, staff, and others.
- Showing empathy towards other community members. We are attentive and thoughtful in our communications, whether in person or online, and we are considerate when approaching differing views and experiences.
- Being respectful and humble. We are respectful of others, their journey in CS, their strengths, positions, their skills, their experiences, their commitments, and their efforts.
- Using welcoming and inclusive language. We are accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate, and everyone can make a difference.
- Behave ethically and conduct yourself with pride.
Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The Mentors in Tech community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.
Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:
- Harassment of any participants in any form
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
- Violent threats or language directed against another person
- Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
- Creating additional online accounts to harass another person or circumvent a ban
- Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks
- Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
- Excessive swearing; keep it PG.
- Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
- Don't “hit on” other community members, even if you think the person is receptive
- Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "hug" or "backrub") without consent or after a request to stop
- Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
- Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
- Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
- Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds
Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.
No weapons are allowed at Mentors in Tech events. Weapons include but are not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Mentors in Tech team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the program and events with no refund of program fees and other costs.