Code of Conduct
Pacific NW Drupal Summit Code of Conduct
The Pacific NW Drupal Summit brings together people from around the world who use, develop, design, and support the Drupal platform. Many attendees at the Pacific NW Drupal Summit are newcomers evaluating both our platform and our community.
The Drupal Code of Conduct (http://drupal.org/dcoc) outlines our shared ideals and values. This document expresses how we hope to make these ideals real at our conferences and other events. Our goal is to ensure that all participants can freely and openly share ideas in a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment that encourages and inspires mutual respect and collaboration.
Come for the software, stay for the community
Drupal would simply not exist without its community. We want all attendees at the Pacific NW Drupal Summit to have an awesome experience, both in and out of formal conference sessions.
The purpose of this document is not to restrict the diversity of ideas and expression in the Drupal community; rather, it's to raise awareness of the potential for actions that could alienate valuable members — and potential members — of the community.
We are considerate
The Pacific NW Drupal Summit is an international event that attracts diverse people from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We acknowledge that cross-cultural communication can often be complicated and encourage everyone to consider both the impact of their actions on those with different backgrounds and experiences and the honest intentions of those who may have unknowingly caused offense.
We are welcoming
One of the greatest strengths of the Drupal community is our inclusiveness. Making all attendees feel welcome and included at the Pacific NW Drupal Summit is everyone’s job, including exhibitors and sponsors.
We are respectful
Sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants should strive to treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of their culture, religion, physical appearance, disability, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
We are collaborative
If and when misunderstandings occur, we encourage people to work things out between themselves whenever possible. People are encouraged to take responsibility for their words and actions and listen to constructively-presented criticism with an open mind, courtesy, and respect.
When we disagree, we consult others
If people are unable to work out issues between themselves, they are encouraged to seek the advice of a mutually trusted third party or a designated community volunteer to help mediate.
For the Pacific NW Drupal Summit, we have appointed a visible community member for this role:
Amber Matz (301) 888-6773
You may also contact the Drupal Community Working Group to help mediate or resolve issues.
When we need it, we ask for help
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. If you feel threatened or violated as a result of intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct, please immediately notify a conference staff member. Likewise, please immediately notify a staff member if you notice that someone else is being subjected to such behavior.
If the matter is especially urgent, please contact any of these individuals via the event's Slack channel or provided phone number. Or ask at the Registration table.
Amber Matz (301) 888-6773
The the Pacific NW Drupal Summit team wants everyone to feel safe for the duration of the conference. If necessary, conference staff are empowered to take appropriate actions that may include, but are not limited to, warnings, expulsion from the conference without refund, and referrals to venue security or local law enforcement.
We’re all in this together
Thanks for making the Pacific NW Drupal Summit awesome for everyone!
This Code of Conduct is a derivative of the DrupalCon Code of Conduct, written and edited by members of the Drupal open source community and licensed under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported license by the Pacific NW Drupal Summit.