The Fresno Center For Open Software Literacy

Our code of conduct.

As a Coder Dojo, Liberating Software operates under a charter; we also have a code of conduct for participants.

Our CoderDojo Charter.

For the purposes of this Charter, "CoderDojo" shall mean the open source, volunteer led movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs. "Dojos" shall mean the not-for profit coding clubs established to support communities and spread the philosophy of CoderDojo.

All Dojos are independent, autonomous, community groups set up to inspire young people to learn code. All Dojos have different styles of operating but they all hold the same ethos.

  • We commit to inspiring and supporting young people to learn how to create technology
  • We commit to always uphold the best interests of the young people attending our Dojo and ensuring best-practices are followed
  • We commit to the highest possible standards of child protection in our jurisdiction
  • We commit to not charging children attending nor their parents
  • We commit to encourage parent participation within our Dojo
  • We commit to sharing our knowledge for free (libre and open)
  • We commit to share our knowledge within our Dojo and to other Dojos
  • We commit to take care and uphold the good name of the global CoderDojo community
  • We commit to encouraging collaboration, peer to peer mentoring and project work between the attendees
  • We commit to welcoming volunteers and children regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, creed, religion or ability.

Our Code of Conduct.

(Adapted from the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct)

Liberating Software is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community and learning experience for everyone. We welcome and celebrate all participants, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or identity. We expect all attendees to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout Liberating Software classes and events.

Harassment, discrimination, and bias are not appropriate for any Liberating Software event. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or identity; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

All communication must be appropriate for a professional audience. Teachers, event organizers, volunteers, and hosts are also subject to the anti-harassment policy and are accountable for creating a welcoming and appropriate environment.

We do not tolerate harassment of Liberating Software participants in any form. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. A participant who engages in inappropriate behavior will be warned or expelled with no refund at the discretion of the event organizers. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, contact the event organizers immediately.

Your privacy is important to us. While photographs may be taken in class and can be shared by group members in the group’s Facebook 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 Liberating Software promotional purposes. If you are uncomfortable having your photograph shared, please let us know before or during the event.

Liberating Software Leaders/Teachers/Event Organizers will be happy to help members contact local law enforcement, provide escorts when possible and with reasonable notice, and otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event/class. We value your attendance.

Liberating Software expects participants to follow these rules at all Liberating Software social events and in online discourse.