Code Of Conduct

Purpose

Bristol WordPress People believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.

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

We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us realise a safe and positive meetup experience for everyone.

Open Source Citizenship

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

In service of this goal, Bristol WordPress People organisers will be taking nominations for exemplary citizens throughout the event and will recognise select participants after the meetup 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.

Expected Behaviour

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behaviour and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert meetup organisers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create Bristol WordPress People and make it your own.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviours include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of Bristol WordPress People and related events. All
Bristol WordPress People venues may be shared with members of the public; 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.

Consequences Of Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organisers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of
Bristol WordPress People venues.

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

If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the meetup organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the meetup without warning or refund.

What To Do If You Witness Or Are Subject To Unacceptable Behaviour

If you are subject to unacceptable behaviour, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify a meetup organiser as soon as possible.

The Bristol WordPress People team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behaviour to feel safe for the duration of the meetup.

Scope

We expect all meetup participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all meetupĀ  venues and meetup-related social events.

Contact Information

Contact us through our contact page or Twitter account.

License And Attribution

This Code of Conduct is a direct swipe from the awesome work of Open Source Bridge, but with our event information substituted. The original is available at opensourcebridge.org code of conduct and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.