Nobody is perfect, but don’t be an asshat
When you see harassment happen, report it
If you witness it, let the person it happened to know you saw it
It’s the only way we can keep asshats out of communities
The short version of our Code of Conduct:
Power User Days is an event where everyone is welcome.
We come together with 3 goals.
– Teach to each other
– Learn from each other
– Connect with each other
We believe that everyone has something they can teach someone else, no matter how little or much experience you have or how small or outlandish your knowledge might seem to you.
We try to execute on this believe by creating a place where openly sharing knowledge is the norm.
If for any reason you feel held back, do not hesitate to inform the Power User Days team and we’ll deal with the situation discretely and in confidence.
If you notice someone is being harassed, please inform the Power User Days team.
The long version of our code of conduct
Power User Days is an inclusive environment, based on treating all individuals respectfully, regardless of gender (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, medical conditions, nationality, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), physical appearance, politics, ideology (real world or tech), or software preferences.
We value respectful behavior above individual opinions.
– Be considerate, kind, constructive, and helpful.
– Avoid demeaning, discriminatory, harassing, hateful, or physically threatening behavior, speech, and imagery.
– If you’re not sure, ask someone instead of assuming.
We believe peer to peer discussions, feedback, corrections can help build a stronger, safer, and more welcoming community.
If you see someone behaving disrespectfully, you are encouraged to respectfully discourage them from such behavior. Expect that others in the community wish to help keep the community respectful and welcome your input in doing so.
If you experience disrespectful behavior and feel in any way unable to respond or resolve it respectfully (for any reason), please immediately bring it to the attention of an organizer. We want to hear from you about anything that you feel is disrespectful, threatening, or just icky in any way. We will listen and work to resolve the matter.
Apologize for Mistakes
Should you catch yourself behaving disrespectfully, or be confronted as such, own up to your words and actions, and apologize accordingly. No one is perfect, and even well-intentioned people make mistakes. What matters is how you handle them, and avoiding repeating them in the future.
If the organizers determine that an event participant is behaving disrespectfully, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion and exclusion from the event without warning or refund.
As organizers, we will seek to resolve conflicts peacefully and in a manner that is positive for the community. We can’t foresee every situation however, and thus if in the organizers’ judgment the best thing to do is to ask a disrespectful individual to leave, we will do so. We’ve never had to do so; please don’t be the first.
Resolving an Issue
If you believe you’re experiencing practices at a Power User Days event which doesn’t meet the policies below, or if you feel you are being harassed in any way, please immediately contact the event organizer.