Not as glamorous as the Pirate Code, but important all the same, our Code of Conduct is as follows:

Anti-Harassment: The South Side Hackerspace is dedicated to providing a harassment-free space for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, derisive comments regarding technical background, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Members or Guests asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Communication: Be careful in the words that you choose.  All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for the South Side Hackerspace.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members or guests. Behave professionally.

Disciplinary action: If a member or guest engages in behavior that violates the anti-harassment policy, the Board of Directors may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the space.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly space for all!