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ProtoSchool Shanghai Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project, community, and events a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants, both online and in person, such as at chapter events, include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices
  • Intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, or inappropriate physical contact
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior at an event, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.


This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.

At chapter events, all attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are required to agree with and abide by this Code of Conduct.

Enforcement & Reporting Procedure

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting members of the chapter organizing team: Steven Li (steven004) or Jingtian Peng ( All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The chapter organizing team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

At an event, if you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately. Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Chapter organizers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other members of the project's leadership.

In the case of a conflict of interest with this chapter's organizing team, of if you feel that the chapter organizers are not living up to the standards laid out in this Code of Conduct, please follow the reporting procedures laid out in the broader ProtoSchool Code of Conduct to reach the project's lead maintainers.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant, version 1.4, available at

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see chapter leadership**.

Sections on event-related policies are adapted from the Conference Code of Conduct, which is sourced from JS Conf and The Ada Initiative and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.