Hexagon Code of Conduct

 

Hexagon aims to build a supportive community that fosters diversity, support, empowerment, and mentorship for women and non-binary folks. Everyone participating in the Hexagon community both online and offline is required to agree to the following code of conduct.  As a volunteer-led organization we rely on the active participation of our community to help ensure a safe, diverse and welcoming environment.

  • We strive to make Hexagon a safe place for women and non-binary folks in UX. That being said, if you are an ally that supports women and non-binary folks in tech, you are welcome.

  • Hexagon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability,  race, national identity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

The full version:

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national identity, religion, 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.

Exception: Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:
— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are required to comply immediately.If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behavior, Hexagon may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately removing the offender from the event.

Reporting Harassment

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us at hexagonux@gmail.com or by direct message in Slack. All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.


Special Thanks

This code of conduct is based on the Code of Conduct from Epicurrence and Geek Feminism modified specifically for Hexagon.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.