Code of Conduct
Please read our full code of conduct before attending an event. Please don't feel intimidated by it though - these are simple rules, and they will make life better for everyone.
Why do we have a CoC?
A goal of the Videogames Glasgow meetup is to be inclusive and welcoming to attendees with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. We are dedicated to creating a community where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. This can only work if we are inclusive to the largest number of contributors, and if we create an environment where everybody feels safe and welcome. Yes, we value discussion and disagreement. But there have to be rules, and there has to be a red line. In this code of conduct, we lay out those rules and red lines.
We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, game development engine, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). And so we invite all those who participate in Videogames Glasgow to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
Treat everyone professionally.Treat everyone as equals. Ask before you teach. Do not explain things without being asked. The person you are talking to right now might know more, or different things about the topic than you!
Be welcoming, friendly, and patient. Ask questions before jumping to conclusions.
Be respectful. Not all of us will agree with each other all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack.
Be aware of the effect your words may have on others. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren't acceptable.
Joking or lack of bad intentions does not excuse CoC violations.
Admit when you do not know something. Encourage others to admit when they do not know something, and never joke about it. We are all here to learn.
If you think someone has violated our code of conduct—even if you were not directly involved, like you just overheard a conversation—please:
- Let the person know that what they did is not appropriate and ask them to stop.
- Contact the organizers of Videogames Glasgow (See contact details below).
When we learn about a CoC violations, organizers will hear both sides, and then take action we deem appropriate, such as:
- Give a warning
- Have a longer talk about our values
- Ask the person to leave the meetup
- Remove the member from our online channels
- Require that the attendee does not visit events in the future
- Call the authorities
- Harassment, and other exclusionary behaviour. Deliberate intimidation and threats.
- Aggressive or sexualized language and content. Unwanted sexual advances, or unwanted physical contact. To those creating games with sexual themes, please contact an organizer before discussing or showcasing your game.
- Insulting or putting down other participants.
- Do not share personal details about a participant without their prior consent. Personal details include race, gender, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics. If you are unsure what constitutes a personal detail, ask permission anyway.
- "Well-actuallies": Telling people what they "actually meant to say".
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting, both at our physical meetups and online.
If you need help, have any further questions or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.
- Find and talk to the organizers
- Contact an organizer on meetup.com
- Complete this anonymous form
The following people are organizers:
- Sean Wenham
- Lauren Aitken
- Joe Bain