This policy is a "living" document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future.
The iOS Developers Slack should be a safe place for everybody regardless of
- gender, gender identity or gender expression
- sexual orientation
- physical appearance (including but not limited to body size)
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
As someone who is part of this Slack, you agree that:
- We are collectively and individually 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), eg. sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist, etc. - this includes (but is not limited to) various slurs. We avoid using offensive topics as a form of humor.
We actively work towards:
- Being a safe community.
- Cultivating a network of support & encouragement for each other.
- Encouraging responsible and varied forms of expression.
- Stalking, doxxing, or publishing private information.
- Threats of harm, harassment.
- Anything that compromises people’s safety.
- Personal attacks.
These things are NOT OK.
If you say something that is found offensive, and you are called out on it, let’s:
- Listen without interruption.
- Believe what the person is saying & do not attempt to disqualify what they have to say.
- Ask for tips / help with avoiding making the offense in the future.
- Apologize and ask forgiveness.
Failing to follow the community guidelines as described in this document carries consequences. For minor infractions, you may be temporarily suspended from the Slack. Upon repeat offenses, or if the community believes you are not acting in good faith, you may be asked to leave permanently.
All conversations are private unless otherwise specified.
- The only exceptions to this rule pertain to the enforcement of our code of conduct. A conversation may be shared with any member of the administrative team when a violation of the code of conduct has occurred. The conversation may then be reviewed by the entire administrative team, if necessary, to determine an appropriate resolution.
If you wish to share a conversation, or part of one, you must get permission from each person involved.
- Stay on topic. The goal of the iOS Slack is to facilitate discussion of things relating to iOS development. This could be about marketing, business, server-side programming, or other things that may be important to an iOS developer.
- If you have a technical question, please try and figure it out before posting here. If you're having trouble, all questions are welcome.
- You must be a member for one month before you are allowed to request an invitation for another person.
- At the discretion of the moderators, if you are actively participating in the community and have not been a member for a month, you may be allowed to request invites sooner than one month.
- Try to limit your invite requests to one per week, unless you feel rather strongly about a few people.
- You are responsible for those who you invite... If you invite someone who is causing issues, then your invitation privileges may be revoked.
- Use the #please-add channel to invite someone you would like to have join the Slack by providing a name and email to reach the invitee at. Please avoid inviting people in a public internet setting, as that sometimes leads to random people asking for requests.
If you experience or notice abuse, harassment, discrimination, or feel unsafe, let an admin know. Here is a list of the current admins and their Slack IDs:
- Joe Fabisevich - @mergesort
- Jeff Forbes - @jforbes
- Jeff Grossman - @jeffgrossman
- Nora Trapp - @nora
- Abbey Jackson - @earthabbey
- Soroush Khanlou - @soroush
- Jazbo - @bugkrusha
The role of the admins is to be an unbiased mediator, they will not moderate or edit anything written in the Slack unless it is required as a result of a discussed dispute.