Code of Conduct
Dot All is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Like the technical community as a whole, the Craft team and community is made up of a mixture of professionals and volunteers from all over the world, working on every aspect of the mission - including mentorship, teaching, and connecting people. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to the Craft Team, conference organizers, speakers, sponsors, and attendees.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it’s intended: a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the technical communities in which we participate.
- Be friendly and patient.
- Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
- Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we’re a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else’s primary language.
- Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Craft community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside the Craft community.
- Be careful in the words that you choose. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants.
- Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Violent threats or language directed against another person.
- Discriminatory jokes and language.
- Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
- Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information ("doxing").
- Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
- Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
- When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and Craft is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of Craft comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.
Thank you for making this a welcoming, friendly event for all.
Contact and Reporting Information
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff, or email one of these individuals:
- Leah Stephenson, Director of Marketing, Craft CMS and Dot All Event Organizer
- Brandon Kelly, CEO, Craft CMS
All reports are confidential. Conference staff will be wearing red shirts, and have been well-informed on how to deal with harassment situations. They will be ready to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
To help the staff deal with a harassment incident effectively, please include as much of the following information in your report as possible:
- Identifying information of the individual(s) doing the harassing
- The behavior that was in violation
- The approximate time of the behavior
- The circumstances surrounding the incident
- Other people involved in the incident
If everyone is presently physically safe, involve law enforcement or security only at a victim's request. If you do feel your safety is in jeopardy please do not hesitate to contact local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 (in Canada). If you do not have a mobile phone, you can use a phone provided by the hotel or venue, or ask a staff member for help.
Credits for the sources and inspiration of this code of conduct go to the following resources: