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Montgomery County's own Ruby meetup! At each meetup, we expect to have a talk followed by a social at a nearby pub or tavern. All levels welcome!

Code of Conduct

United Silver Spring Ruby (USSR) is dedicated to providing a respectful, harassment-free community for its members (henceforth known as "comrades"). We do not tolerate harassment or bullying of any comrade in any form. This does not only extend to comrades local to the USSR community but to anyone who chooses to become involved in the larger USSR community, developers and integrators through events or interactions.

Harassment includes offensive verbal/electronic comments related to personal characteristics or choices, sexual images or comments in public or online spaces, deliberate intimidation, bullying, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, online chats, electronic meetings, physical meetings or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing or bullying behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, representatives of the community may take reasonable action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from any USSR event, or expulsion from mailing lists, IRC chats, discussion boards and other electronic communications channels to resolve the issue. This may include expulsion from USSR Meetup group membership.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please act to intercede or ask for help from any comrade of the USSR community, online chat admins, website admins, or organizers/representatives of any physical events put on under the auspices of USSR.

This Code of Conduct has been adapted from Pyladies and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Past events (26)

Interviewing for your first tech job


Knowledge Sharing on Large Dev Teams


Scaling with CDNs


Emails and validations


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