Code of Conduct

We value the participation of each member of the community and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all members are expected to show respect and courtesy to other members.

To make clear what is expected, all members, organizers and volunteers associated with the PHLDesign community are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct.

Member Code Of Conduct

The PHLDesign community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members. Behave professionally. Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for the PHLDesign community.

Due to the size of the slack group, soliciting and asking for assistance on a survey, study, research or a job posting (in any channel other than #jobs) is prohibited. If you are unsure if what you’re posting would break this rule please contact an admin within the group.

We require members to add their full name to their profiles. This encourages our members to be open and accountable for their speech and actions as well as a way to recognize others in the community.

If a member engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the organizers will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expulsion from the group or group sponsored events, or removing access to the PHLDesign Slack community.

If you at any time feel harassed or treated inappropriately please contact


If you are a recruiter, you may post to our #jobs channel. Please don't spam. Please do not DM members unless they make first contact. If any PHLDesign members express annoyance by recruiters' messages or actions in Slack, admins have authority to ban recruiter accounts. We understand the potential benefit of recruiters posting jobs, but this Slack should be recognized as a safe space for designers.



This Code of Conduct is based on the PyCon Code of Conduct which was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers under a Creative Commons Zero license.


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