Code of Conduct

PURPOSE
JavaScriptLA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community and learning experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We expect all attendees to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout JavaScriptLA classes and events. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any JavaScriptLA event. JavaScriptLA participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from our events or online discussion boards without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.

HARASSMENT
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, internet or real life trolling, comments related to sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or 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. We do not tolerate harassment of JavaScript participants in any form. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

PRIVACY CONCERNS
Your privacy is important to us. While photographs may be taken in class and can be shared by group members in the group’s meetup page, no photograph shall be used for promotional purposes without verbal and/or written consent of the attendees. If a group photograph is taken, your participation will serve as your agreement to the use of such a photograph for JavaScriptLA promotional purposes. If you are uncomfortable having your photograph shared, please let us know.

USE OF SEXUALIZED IMAGERY
Teachers, event organizers, volunteers, and hosts are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, teachers/hosts/organizers should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Our organizers, teachers, teacher’s assistants, and event hosts (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized/hostile environment while conducting training / public speaking / hosting a meetup and/or a workshop.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the JavaScriptLA organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling them from the class/event/meetup group [with no refund].

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact some of our organizers immediately. Contact information for your our organizers can be found on our Meetup page.

JavaScriptLA Teachers & Event Organizers will be happy to help members contact local law enforcement, provide escorts when possible and with reasonable notice, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event/class. We value your attendance.
JavaScriptLA expects participants to follow these rules at all JavaScriptLA social events and in online discourse.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions, please contact our meetup organizers. Contact information for our organization leaders can be found on our Meetup page. info@javascriptla.net is our official channel for email contact.