What we're about
The Hack Club is a meetup for developers, system administrators, entrepreneurs and anyone generally interested in computing industry. We strive to be inclusive and diverse. A place for both seasoned veterans and for fresh minds just getting started. The goal of our events is to spark interest, broaden perspectives and connect with mentors and peers in the industry.
We will meet at least once a month, at Nanaimo's newest tech incubator and co-working space, SquareOne.
The format is simple, the first hour will be reserved for full length presentations (20-50 minutes) followed by lightning talks (5 minutes). The remaining time will be used for informal Q&A, mentoring, socializing and of course hacking. Bring your laptop, take part and show off something you are working on. Ask for advice on your project, there may be another attendee who can help.
Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetup are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
tl;dr: Be excellent with each other
The Quick Version
Our meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meetup experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any meetup venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Meetup participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup without a refund at the discretion of the meetup organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, 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.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Volunteers should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the meetup organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the meetup with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer of meetup immediately.
Meetup organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the meetup. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at workshops and meetup-related social events.