KCWiT CODE OF CONDUCT
Kansas City Women in Technology (KCWiT) is a community intended to grow the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. We expect all participants to be kind, considerate, respectful and within our community. This code of conduct applies to participants of all ages, all KCWiT events and spaces, online and off, public and private.
We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free community. We will not tolerate harassment in any form.
- Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, physical appearance, age, body size, mental illness and/or disability
- Threats of violence
- Use of sexual language or imagery at any time
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or events
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices
- Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior
We expect all community members to be respectful of others, their time, and resources. Being a participant in this community does not guarantee or entitle you to specific help, time or resources from community leaders or participants.
If you feel unsafe or unwelcome, or notice that someone else is being harassed, please report it as soon as possible. You can make a report by submitting information through our incident report form, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or speaking with one of the organizers of the event you are attending.
We expect event organizers and volunteers to be alert and take appropriate action to intervene in preventing or stopping harassment and unacceptable behavior.
While this code of conduct applies to Kansas City Women in Technology events and spaces, if you are being harassed by a community member outside our community, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by community members seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. Kansas City Women in Technology reserves the right to refuse an individual’s attendance to KCWiT events or spaces based on the individuals previous behavior at our events or other non-KCWiT events and spaces and behavior towards people who are not a part of Kansas City Women in Technology.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of community members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, community organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the community a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund (for paid events).
This code of conduct is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. KCWiT Code of Conduct is based on the Techlahoma code of conduct, the midwest.io code of conduct with additional inspiration from the WITchat Community Code of Conduct.