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We will have a different speaker each week teaching various tips and tools to those that have no experience coding, but want to learn how to code.  Again, topics will be related to teaching one of two groups of people, those who don't have a coding background, but would like to learn, and those that need a prototype built, but have no coding experience.  To give you an example of topics covered throughout the first several meetup's will be things such as: "Why are there so many programming languages and what are each used for in the real world", "How to build an MVP with no coding knowledge", "What are tools I can use to assist me in learning to code on my own"  and "HTML Basics".  We want to facilitate everyone that wants to learn how to code getting the tools necessary for them to reach their goals and giving them the tools to do so.  Bring your computers so you can participate during the meet-up!




Code of Conduct:


Origin Code Academy is dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for everyone. We do not tolerate unacceptable behavior of participants in any form.

This code of conduct applies to all Origin Code Academy spaces, both online and off, including our mailing lists, meet-up group, and any location where we are meeting in person. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Origin Code Academy organizers.

Some Origin Code Academy spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

Recommended conduct includes:

Be welcoming, friendly, and patient.Be respectful. Not all of us will agree 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. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the Origin Code Academy community should be respectful when dealing with other members as well as with people outside the Origin Code Academy community.*When we disagree, try to understand why. * Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and Origin Code Academy is no exception. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of Origin Code Academy 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.


Unacceptable behavior includes:

Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion

Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.

Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavour  in spaces where they're not appropriate

Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "*hug*" or "*back rub*") without consent or after a request to stop.

Threats of violence

Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm

Deliberate intimidation

Stalking or following 

Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes

Unwelcome sexual attention

Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease

Deliberate "outing" of any aspect of a person's identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse

Publication of non-harassing private communication


Origin Code Academy prioritizes marginalized people's safety over privileged people's comfort. 



Origin Code Academy organizers will not act on complaints regarding:

'Reverse' -isms, including 'reverse racism,' 'reverse sexism,' and 'cisphobia'

Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as "leave me alone," "go away," or "I'm not discussing this with you."

Communicating in a 'tone' you don't find congenial

Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Reporting:

If you are being harassed by a member of Origin Code Academy, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Origin Code Academy organizers at Jeff (at) OriginCodeAcademy (dot) com or Cameron (at) OriginCodeAcademy (dot) com. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.

This code of conduct applies to Origin Code Academy spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of Origin Code Academy outside our spaces, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of unacceptable behavior by Origin Code Academy members, especially Origin Code Academy organizers, seriously. This includes unacceptable behavior outside our spaces and unacceptable behavior that took place at any point in time. The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from Origin Code Academy based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Origin Code Academy spaces and behavior towards people who are not in Origin Code Academy.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we've received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Origin Code Academy members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.

Consequences


Participants asked to stop any unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, Origin Code Academy organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Origin Code Academy spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Origin Code Academy members or the general public.

Text adapted from Geek Feminism/the Django project/San Diego JS.


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