We have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to when they're participating within this community and project. These rules apply equally to founders, mentors and those seeking help and guidance.
This isn't an exhaustive list of things that you can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us, the technical community.
This code of conduct applies to all communication: this includes Slack, Github, email, other communication medium such as Facebook and physical meetup. Be welcoming, friendly, and patient. Be considerate.
Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you make will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions.
Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack.
It's important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the EngineersMY community should be respectful to everyone.
Be careful in the words that you choose. 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. This includes, but is not limited to: Violent threats or language directed against another person.
Discriminatory jokes and language. Posting sexually explicit or violent material. Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing"). Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
Unwelcome sexual attention. Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior. Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop. When we disagree, we try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and EngineersMY is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.
Remember that we're different. The strength of EngineersMY comes from its varied community, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn't mean that they're wrong.
Don't forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn't get us anywhere, rather offer to help resolving issues and to help learn from mistakes.