Chaitin School
of Software Engineering
an in-person community in london, uk

Code of Conduct

But then one day, I was driving my little boy to school and I saw this quote by Walt Whitman and it was painted on the wall there. It said, “Be curious, not judgmental”. I like that.
— Ted Lasso

Purpose

We aim to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, age.

We want to do considerably better than the average group of software-industry people in creating a very safe space. We especially want to cater to the needs of people that are members of software-industry minorities.

We want to adopt a collective approach to create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Let’s all assume an active role to help foster this.

OK behaviour

Let’s:

Not OK behaviour

Not OK behaviours includes intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, demeaning speech or actions by any participant, regardless of their popularity and prominence.

We do not welcome semi-unfriendly responses and social cues. For example, it’s quite an uncomfortable feeling that one experiences when they ask something along the lines of “what is X” or “who is Y” and someone else responds with “What?! I can’t believe you don’t know what X is!” or "Wow! You don’t know who Y is?!”. Let’s all refrain from these. Asking about things one does not know is something we want to enable and augment as much as possible—not the opposite.

Not OK behaviour is absolutely not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop not OK behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

Notify

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behaviour, or have any other concerns, please notify someone else as soon as possible, even if you are not sure about the acceptability/unacceptibility of the behaviour. One can find a list of community members to contact at the bottom of this page.

Even if there is behaviour not outlined as unacceptable by this text, yet it causes uncomfortableness, please let other community members know.

We take this part very seriously while at the same time we want to act with kindness and understanding for all community members.

Scope

We expect all community participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.

Thanks

We want to thank the authors of the Berlin Code of Conduct and the Portland Ruby Brigade and the Recurse Center Code of Conduct, who indirectly helped us define this text.

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