Code of Conduct

We pride ourselves on being the friendliest Ruby community in Eastern Europe. As such, it is essential that everyone who wants to be a part of Pivorak feels safe, included, and welcome. This includes our Pivorak events and after-parties, our Slack community, and Facebook / other social media discussions.

Let us be very clear: we do not discriminate based on gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance and choice of clothing, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

We stand with Ukraine in its fight against an unjust war launched by Russia. Thus we will not work with or accept donations from Russian companies. We will not invite speakers from Russia or anyone who supports Russian invasion of Ukraine. We will allow talks in Russian language. This will remain in effect until the war is over, the damaged cities are restored and reparations paid by the aggressor.

As our community grows, we are attracting people with diverse beliefs and backgrounds. Everyone has a favorite technology stack and a story or two about a terrible approach to coding. Programmers are known for having strong opinions and speaking frankly. However, the discussions never need to turn personal and offensive. If you feel that a conversation has become heated, consider to agree to disagree and move on.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other pivorakers. Behave professionally. Be careful in the words that you choose. If you are not sure if your joke will offend someone, chose to not tell that joke.

We expect you - a visitor at a Pivorak event - to help us keep our standards high by:
* Leading by example - if you feel the conversation steers towards name-calling, snark comments, or gossip - let it die or change the topic.
* Speaking up - if you hear someone making disrespectful comments or jokes, clearly state that this is not what Pivorak stands for.
* Contributing positively to discussions, welcoming newcomers and actively including them in conversations.

In short: be a decent human being, respect other pivorakers, bring a positive attitude to events, and leave sexist jokes at home.

And if someone makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please raise this with the organizers immediately.