This Code of Conduct was created to clearly define what we mean by a harassment-free experience at San Diego Tech Hub (SDTH), so that our community and those who support it are clear about our intent and have access to procedures for addressing issues, should they arise.
This Code of Conduct applies to all interactions in events and programs developed by
SDTH i.e. mentorship, resume reviews, and volunteering; and includes interactions within our slack community. We refer to them collectively in the Code of Conduct as events.
1. Statement of intent
SDTH values the safety and security of all of our Conduits and, because of that, we will not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for our Conduits, and to this end we have taken the following actions:
- Provided a statement of intent and code of conduct for events
- Explicitly outlined and defined forms of harassment and discrimination
- Clearly outlined the consequences for those who engage in harassing or discriminatory behavior
- Provided a system for reporting any harassing or discriminatory behavior
- Committed to a periodic review of the code of conduct
SDTH is an organization dedicated to inspiring people to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event or community participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are Conduits of the SDTH leadership team.
2. Forms of harassment and discrimination
Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all SDTH events.
Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to:
- Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation
- Unwarranted photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of event programming
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by a SDTH leader. Participants are expected to comply with the SDTH Code of Conduct at all event venues.
3. Consequences for harassment and discrimination
If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to: issuing a warning or expulsion from all future SDTH events.
4. How to report harassment and discrimination
If you experience or notice harassment, discrimination, or any of the unacceptable behaviors outlined herein at a SDTH event, or have any other concerns, please report the incident as soon as possible.
To report an incident, take one of the following actions:
- Inform the event organizer on site
- Inform another organizer in your network
- Report the incident by emailing email@example.com
Please note. If you choose to share your name, it will only be seen by SDTH leadership involved with resolving the issue.
We encourage you to report any incident of harassment, discrimination, or unacceptable behavior as soon as possible. SDTH leadership will take all appropriate actions to mitigate risk factors moving forward and continue to provide a safe and secure environment for all Conduits.
SDTH leadership is happy to assist attendees in contacting venue security, local law enforcement, or otherwise aid those experiencing harassment so that they feel safe for the duration of the event.
The SDTH leadership team will take great care to ensure that the assistance provided meets the needs of attendees who were affected.
5. Periodic review
SDTH strives to create a positive and inclusive environment. As such, the leadership team commits to an annual review of the Code of Conduct to ensure that it continues to align with this goal and address the needs of our community. SDTH welcomes feedback from its Conduits. All feedback should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank Women Who Code for their excellent Code of Conduct, which we used as a guide for our own.