Code of Conduct

Our Community Code of Conduct

The Brumpy community is made up of members from around the West Midlands with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you're working with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep Brumpy a positive, successful, and growing community.

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition

Treat others how you would like to be treated. We want to code not argue. Be kind and considerate.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, sex, disability, race, philosophical or religious or political beliefs (or lack thereof), education, employment status, and all protected characteristics listed in the UK Human Rights Act Article 14.

So take a professional attitude to a diversity of backgrounds and opinion. As expressed by the UK Human Rights Act, articles 9 and 10. It is a programming interest group not a political activist group. Let's be happy and enjoy coding together.

Things we like

Members of the Brumpy community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:

  1. Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it's through tutorials, group projects, online discussion, or otherwise.
  2. Focusing on what is best for the community. We're respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
  3. Acknowledging time and effort. We're respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Python community. We're thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
  4. Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We're receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
  5. Showing empathy towards other community members. We're attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we're tactful when approaching differing views.
  6. Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers -- other Python users.
  7. Being respectful. We're respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
  8. Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
  9. Using welcoming and inclusive language. We're accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.
  10. Sharing food, jokes and celebrating each other's progress and achievements. Whether it's your first "Hello World", your latest software release, your latest job, or your retirement. We love to cheer each other's victories; and share and commiserate our failures.

Things we don't like

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  1. Harassment of any participants in any form
  2. Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  3. Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
  4. Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  5. Violent threats or language directed against another person
  6. Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  7. Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
  8. Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks
  9. Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
  10. Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  11. Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "hug" or "backrub") without consent or after a request to stop
  12. Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  13. Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
  14. Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  15. Demaning others follow your off-topic political or philosophical beliefs.
  16. Seeking to "cancel", defame, or ban other members of the group based on your perception of, or imagination about, their personal beliefs.
  17. Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Brumpy leadership team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets.

If you have concerns about unacceptable behavior by another community member, please contact the Brumpy leadership. We will listen and investigate the issue in complete confidence.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.