Code of Conduct for CTO/Staff+ Learning Circles.

January 25, 2020.

As part of experimentally organizing a handful of learning circles for CTOs, VPs of Engineering and Staff+ Engineers, I've adapted the Conference Code of Conduct for its learning circles. This code of conduct is offered under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, the same license used by the CCC it derived from.


Please email me, lethain@gmail.com, with suggestions.

Summary

Our learning groups are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, and we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

We create space for everyone to speak and to be heard. We are mindful of how often we are speaking. If we've been speaking frequently, we let silence develop, and allow others to fill it.

We may discuss sensitive topics, and operate under Catham House Rule: you may share what you learn, but you may not share who you learned it from without explicit permission from that individual.

While recruitment will be a frequent topic, we are not meeting to recruit each other. Participants are welcome to reach out to each other to express interest in being hired, but do not initiate a hiring discussion with other members.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organisers.

Extended

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the group. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser immediately.

We create space for everyone to speak and to be heard. We are mindful of how often we are speaking. If we've been speaking frequently, we let silence develop, and allow others to fill it.

We may discuss sensitive topics, and operate under Catham House Rule: you may share what you learn, but you may not share who you learned it from without explicit permission from that individual.

While recruitment will be a frequent topic, we are not meeting to recruit each other. Participants are welcome to reach out to each other to express interest in being hired, but do not initiate a hiring discussion with other members.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all events. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the organisers.