A Code of Conduct has several purposes.
Generally, at the iSAQB, we want everyone to express themselves and speak their mind. We do not want anyone to get hurt or reminded of hurtful events. People in tech are often unaware that things they do or say in their daily lives at home in the context of a larger event or community might hurt or insult others. The Code of Conduct gives information and guidelines on how people should behave to achieve these goals.
A secondary purpose is to send a clear message to people interested in the iSAQB that its community is welcoming and open, in particular to people underrepresented in tech.
Finally, its purpose is to guide organizers of events and moderators of iSAQB-related spaces in how they should encourage and, if necessary, enforce the Code of Conduct.
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is NOT to restrict the freedom of expression, as far as it does not impinge on other’s right and well-being, or to exclude people from the community based on personal animosity.
This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
We invite all those who participate in our events to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
Open Architecture Community
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to strengthen the open community of software architects by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.
Communities mirror the societies in which they exist, and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.
If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues—online and in-person—as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.