A primary goal of DevSpace is to be inclusive and harassment-free to the largest number of community participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour. We expect all community participants (including contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community spaces – online and in-person – as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behaviour occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behaviour has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
HARASSMENT includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal or textual comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or condition of economic deprivation.
- Posting or displaying sexually explicit images in public spaces.
- Posting or threatening to post other people's personally identifying information without their expressed permission.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in person).
- Harassing photography or recording.
- Sustained disruption of events, including talks or presentations, or of community discussion.
- Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone's consent before touching them.
- Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes: sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching; groping; and unwelcomed sexual advances.
- Violence or threats of violence toward a fellow participant or group of participants.
- Extended haranguing or actively bothering a fellow participant or group of participants, in contravention of requests to stop (excluding staff confrontations with participants identified in a harassment report).
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
In addition to harassment in the community or at events, community participants are also encouraged to report instances or patterns of harassment from outside the community where relevant in keeping community participants safe e.g. from potential guest speakers, outside contributors or partners.
HOW THE POLICY WILL BE ENFORCED
Unacceptable behaviour from any community participant, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.
Contributors asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, community organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep DevSpace a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes, but is not limited to, warning the offender, ejection from events (without refund of admission where applicable) and temporary or permanent expulsion from the community.
Community organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and community-related social activities.
HOW AND WHOM TO MAKE AN INCIDENT REPORT TO
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy in our community. People like you make our event a better place.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously, and you also can report an incident via a proxy..
You can make an anonymous report here https://www.devspacelon.com/contact-us
We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.
You can make a personal report by:
Calling or messaging any of these members, or as many as necessary:
Danny Gallagher - General
Emi Spicer - Generalz
Gina Felce - General
Pavle Miha - General, Book Club
Faye Windsor-Smith - General, Book Club
Liyi Zhang - Art Meet
Ludipe - General, Spain Things
Nida Ahmed - General
George Batch - General, Cinema Club
Caitlin Goodale - General, Climbing Meet
Becky Matthew - General
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are. If you would prefer for any specific staff members to not be involved in your report process, you can tell the staff member you're giving the report to, and we'll do everything we can to respect this.
If at an event, our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We will endeavour to deal with your report as soon as possible and will update you on what's happening when the issue is resolved or give a status report after twenty four hours and then every three days, whichever comes sooner.
If you feel your complaint was not dealt with in a suitable manner, or this code of conduct does not cover something it should, please get in touch with any previously mentioned admins with a concise comment. Your comment will be considered in good faith by Team Members - by Members other than those which handled the original report where necessary. Decisions regarding these comments may, with your permission, be anonymously put to the community for wider discussion prior to adoption or rejection.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify previous mentioned admins with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.