Code of Conduct

Purpose

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants within the Albuquerque Game Developers Guild community as well as steps to report unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored.

Diversity Statement

We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, then it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully and do our best to right the wrong.

Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above including participants with disabilities.

Expected Behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

  • Be excellent to each other.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Actively listen to others and refrain from dominating group discussion.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert community leaders if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct even if they seem inconsequential.
  • Remember that community event venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

  • Violence, threats of violence, or violent language directed against another person.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information or doxing. (Examples of PII)
  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
  • Inappropriate photography or recording.
  • Inappropriate physical contact. You need a person’s consent before touching them.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes sexualized comments or jokes, inappropriate touching or groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following (online or in person).
  • Sustained disruption of the community at events or online including talks, presentations, and social networks.
  • Destructive behavior at any event venue including damaging the building, furniture, equipment, and the belongings of other people.
  • Responding to harassment or unacceptable behavior in a manner that is also unacceptable.
  • Encouraging or advocating for any of the above behavior.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

We expect all community participants (contributors, sponsors, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications relating to the community.

This code of conduct also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when it has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, then the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).

Reporting Guidelines

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior—or have any other concerns—please report it by contacting us via abqgames@gmail.com or by speaking with an AGDG board member. All reports will be handled with discretion. In your report please include:

  • Your contact information.
  • Names (real, nicknames, or pseudonyms) of any individuals involved. If there are additional witnesses, then please include them as well. Your account of what occurred and if you believe the incident is ongoing. If there is a publicly available record (e.g., a mailing list archive or a public IRC logger), then please include a link.
  • Any additional information that may be helpful.

After filing a report, a community organizer will contact you personally, review the incident, follow up with any additional questions, and make a decision as to how to respond. If the person who is harassing you is part of the response team, then they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. If the complaint originates from a member of the response team, then it will be handled by a different member of the response team. We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse.

Attributions & Acknowledgements

This Code of Conduct is based on the Citizen Code of Conduct and Open Code of Conduct

v1.1 posted January 5, 2016