When you join our programs, you’re joining a community. And like any growing community, a few ground rules about expected behavior are good for everyone. These guidelines cover both online (e.g. app, website, mailing lists, social channels) and offline (e.g. in-person meetups) behavior.
Violations of this code of conduct can result in members being blocked or removed
from the platform. Use your best judgement, and if you’d like more clarity or have
questions feel free to reach out.
Be nice. We're all part of the same community, so be friendly, welcoming, and generally a nice person. Be someone that other people want to be around.
Be respectful and constructive. Remember to be respectful and constructive with your communication to fellow members. Don't get into flame wars, make personal attacks, vent, or rant unconstructively. Everyone should take responsibility for the community and take the initiative to diffuse tension and stop a negative thread as early as possible.
Be collaborative. Work together! We can learn a lot from each other. Share knowledge, and
help each other out.
Participate. Join in on discussions, show up for in-person meetings regularly, offer feedback, and help implement that feedback.
Step down considerately. If you have some form of responsibility in your community, be aware of your own constraints. If you know that a new job or personal situation will limit your time, find someone who can take over for you and transfer the relevant information (contacts, passwords, etc.) for a smooth transition.
Basic etiquette for online discussions. Don’t send messages to a big list that only needs to go to one person. Keep off topic conversations to a minimum. Don’t be spammy by advertising or promoting personal projects which are off topic.
All users, mentees, mentors and community members of Mentro events, including in-person and online attendees, event staff, speakers and Googlers, must abide by the following policy:
Be respectful to each other. Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. All forms of communication should not demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to you or about you.
Speak up if you see or hear something. Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.
We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for in-person or online harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:
- Deliberate intimidation
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Offensive verbal language
- Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
- Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual or physical attention
Physical or cyber threats in relation to, but not limited to:
- National origin
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Sexual orientation
- Body size
- Military status
- Social demographic
You are asked to stop any harassing behavior and are expected to comply immediately. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. To report any behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable, visit your event's website to file a report to your event's organizers.
This policy extends to talks, forums, workshops, codelabs, social media, all attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff, etc. You catch our drift. Metro reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, any Mentro hosted event (including future Mentro events) at any time in its sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein, if a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the conference with no refund or blocking the offender’s account from participating online.