Code of Conduct

adapted from Code for America’s Code of Conduct

The Mettlesome community expects that Mettlesome network activities, events, and classes:

  • Are a safe and respectful environment for all participants.

  • Are a place where people are free to fully express their identities.

  • Presume the value of others. Everyone’s ideas, skills, and contributions have value.

  • Don’t assume everyone has the same context, and encourage questions.

  • Find a way for people to be productive with their skills (technical and not) and energy.

  • Encourage members and participants to listen as much as they speak.

  • Work to ensure that the community is well-represented in the planning, design, and implementation of performance opportunities. This includes encouraging participation from women, minorities, and traditionally marginalized groups.

  • Actively involve community groups and those with subject matter expertise in the decision-making process.

  • Ensure that the relationships and conversations between stakeholders and community members remain respectful, participatory, and productive.

  • Provide an environment where people are free from discrimination or harassment.

Mettlesome reserves the right to ask anyone in violation of these policies not to participate in Mettlesome network activities, events, and classes.