Community Conduct, Diversity & Inclusion

We follow the Drupal code of conduct

The Drupal Code of Conduct (DCOC) states our shared ideals with respect to conduct. Think of this as coding standards for people. It is an expression of our ideals, not a rulebook. It is a way to communicate our existing values to the entire community.

This code of conduct is based on the one developed by Ubuntu, with the addition of the Conflict Resolution Policy developed by the Drupal Community.

Read the entire document here.

Diversity Statement

Drupal Means Inclusion.

The Atlantic Drupal User Group is honored to welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification. We welcome fans, geeks, and nerds.  We welcome you no matter if the Internet was a household word by the time you started secondary school or whether you were already retired by the time the World Wide Web was invented.

Regardless of where you live, which socio-economical demographic you are part of you belong. You may wear a baby sling, hijab, a kippah, leather, piercings, a pentacle, a political badge, a rainbow, a rosary, tattoos, or something we can only dream of. You may carry a guitar or knitting needles or a sketchbook. Conservative or liberal, libertarian or socialist — we believe it’s possible for people of all viewpoints and persuasions to come together and learn from each other. We believe in the broad spectrum of individual and collective experience and in the inherent dignity of all people. We believe that amazing things come when people from different worlds and world-views approach each other to create a conversation.

Drupal is expression through open source. If you are someone who has never touched the software before, to an individual who lives and breathes Drupal, you are welcome.

We think accessibility for people with disabilities is a priority, not an afterthought. We think neurodiversity is a feature, not a bug. We believe in being inclusive, welcoming, and supportive of anyone who comes to us with good faith and the desire to build a community.

We have enough experience to know that we won’t get any of this perfect on the first try. But we have enough hope, energy, and idealism to want to learn things we don’t know now. We may not be able to satisfy everyone, but we can certainly work to avoid offending anyone. And we promise that if we get it wrong, we’ll listen carefully and respectfully to you when you point it out to us, and we’ll do our best to make good on our mistakes.

Our policy is based on The Diversity policy for Dream Width. Original statement copyright Dreamwidth. 

Anti-Harassment Policy

The Drupal Atlantic User Group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of members, attendees, speakers, organizers, sponsors, guests or staff in any form. Participants violating these rules may be removed events and possibly barred from future participation without a refund or compensation at the discretion of organizers.

Any form of written, social media, or verbal communication that can be offensive or harassing to any attendee, speaker, organizer, sponsor or staff is not allowed. Please inform us if you feel a violation has taken place.

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; and unwelcome sexual attention. Attendees, guests, speakers, organizers, sponsors or staff who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If any attendee, speaker, organizer, sponsor or staff engages in harassing behavior, Drupal Atlantic Canada User Group may take any action deemed appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund or compensation. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts and special badges.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those who are experiencing harassment to feel safe for during our events.

We expect participants to follow these rules always during Drupal Atlantic Events, both virtual and physical.