Code of Conduct


Last update: 2 March 2020

This policy was adopted from the FrontendLondon Slack community*. This policy is a living document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future. This policy applies to every We in Computer Science (WiCS) entity or event, including but not limited to the Slack community, the Google Group, and in-person meet-ups.

The simple version:

  • Be nice
  • Be honest
  • Be supportive

The details:

The WiCS Community should be a safe place for everybody regardless of

  • Gender, gender identity or gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Physical appearance (including but not limited to body size)
  • Race
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Anything else you can think of

As someone who is part of this community, you agree that:

  • We are collectively, individually, and actively committed to safety and inclusivity
  • We have zero tolerance for abuse, harassment, or discrimination
  • We respect people’s boundaries and identities
  • We refrain from using language that can be considered oppressive (systemically or otherwise), e.g. sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, etc. – this includes (but is not limited to) various slurs. We avoid using offensive topics as a form of humor
  • Ally work includes using privilege to make space for others and to identify oppressive behavior and oppose it

We actively work towards:

  • Being a safe community
  • Cultivating a network of support and encouragement for each other
  • Encouraging responsible and varied forms of expression

We condemn:

  • Stalking, doxing, or publishing private information
  • Threats of harm, harassment
  • Anything that compromises people’s safety
  • Plagiarism of any kind (e.g., writing code for another person, copying software design)

These things are NOT OK.

If you say something that is found offensive, and you are called on it, you should:

  • Listen without interruption.
  • Believe what the person is saying and do not attempt to disqualify what they have to say.
  • Educate yourself about how to avoid making the offense in the future.
  • Apologize and accept the feelings of the individual you hurt, whatever they may be.

Failing to follow the community guidelines as described in this document carries consequences. For minor infractions, you may be temporarily suspended from the event you are participating in. Upon repeat offenses, or if the community believes you are not acting in good faith, you may be asked to leave permanently.

If you experience abuse, harassment, discrimination, or feel unsafe, please let a WiCS team leader know directly: 

*FrontendLondon Slack community: