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Code of Conduct

Like the technical community as a whole, The Full Stack 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 learning, self improvement, mentorship, collaboration, connecting people and opening up opportunities.

The Full Stack culture is positive, supportive, and inclusive. We also want it to stay that way as the team and network grows. To that end, we have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to everyone involved in our company building The Full Stack.

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 guideline for making sure everyone at The Full Stack is happy, productive, and safe.

This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by The Full Stack team. This includes our internal tools, our events events, and any other forums created by The Full Stack team which are used for communication. In addition, violations of this code outside these spaces may affect a person's ability to participate within them.

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, we ask that you report it by emailing conduct@thefullstackgroup.com.

Be friendly and patient. Each person is a key player on our team and deserves respect. While we all have different roles to play, we recognise that no single role is more important than the other. Members of our community should always be ready to give each other the benefit of the doubt, acknowledge each other’s best effort, and do their part to create a healthy and supportive work environment, both in-person and virtually.

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. 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 behaviour 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 Full Stack community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside The Full Stack 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 behaviour 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 behaviour.
  • 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 The Full Stack is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of The Full Stack 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.

This code of conduct has been repeated and is massively inspired by many communities we admire, respect and love.