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

Processes

It’s only us and it’s only now and it’s only here.
— Maynard James Keenan

Becoming a member

We welcome anyone—however knowledgeable, not knowledgeable, old, young, from Earth, not from Earth—who wants to be part of our community.

Feel free to attend our events, join our group on Discord, suggest ideas, take part and/or create initiatives.

We operate on a strict Code of Conduct to maintain a safe space.

Starting new projects

We want to operate in a do-ocratic fashion. Anyone who wants to start a new project or initiative, feel free to pitch the idea on Discord and then implement it. We’ll try to help as much as we can!

Making decisions

How groups of people make decisions is a fundamentally difficult problem. Until now, given our small size, we didn’t have to make many. The ones we did were easy to make. For example, an event can happen when the organiser for it can do it in the first place.

As more people take part, more ideas will be on the table and more decisions will need to be made. In principle and in practice, we aspire to make decisions democratically and consensually.

Holding the keys

There is no physical space for Chaitin School to give the keys to. However, shared ownership and trust are fundamental to the community of the kind we want to have. Thus, sharing admin access to our online assets (website, Discord) is standard practice for all members.

Handling disagreements

Inevitably, there will be disagreements. How we handle them is one more indication of our skills and the quality of our community. We don’t want to have rigid rules for such matters, so two points to follow are: