All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Please always be kind and courteous. There’s never a need to be mean or rude or disrespectful. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all. We strive to:
Be empathetic, welcoming, friendly, and patient. We remember that spaCy IRL 2019 is crafted by human beings who deserve to be treated with kindness and empathy. We work together to resolve conflict and assume good intentions. We may all experience some frustration from time to time, but we do not allow frustration to turn into a personal attack. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
Be collaborative. Our work depends on the participation of many people, and in turn others depend on our work. Open source communities depend on effective and friendly collaboration to achieve their goals.
Be inquisitive. Nobody knows everything! Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so we encourage questions, although we may direct them to the appropriate forum. We will try hard to be responsive and helpful.
Be careful in the words that we choose. We are careful and respectful in our communication and we take responsibility for our own speech. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members of the community.
We are committed to making participation in this community a harassment-free experience. We will not accept harassment or other exclusionary behaviors, such as:
If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, please report this in a timely manner. Code of conduct violations reduce the value of the community for everyone. The team at spaCy IRL takes reports of misconduct very seriously and is committed to preserving and maintaining the welcoming nature of our community. All reports will be kept confidential.
In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that’s the case, the identities of all involved parties and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.
All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The spaCy IRL team commits to maintaining confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. For possibly unintentional breaches of the code of conduct, you may want to respond to the person and point out this code of conduct (either in public or in private, whatever is most appropriate). If you would prefer not to do that, please report the issue to the spaCy IRL team directly.
Take care of each other. Alert the spaCy IRL team if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff. You can also email the organizers, in confidence, at firstname.lastname@example.org.