Code of Conduct

By registering for or attending Devmoot, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct, reproduced below:

Our Pledge

KnoxDevs is dedicated to providing an outstanding experience, to increase learning opportunities for all our members, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, sexual identity, or sexual orientation.

We do not tolerate harassment by members or of members in any form, and we would like to take this opportunity to remind all members that Devmoot was founded on: passionate, but respectful dialog between our members, for our members. Please treat both your fellow members and non-members with respect!

Harassment1 is not appropriate for any venue. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event, at the discretion of the event organizers.

Attendees must remember that Devmoot organizers and volunteers are not trained conflict resolution specialists, nor are they security or law enforcement. Devmoot organizers and volunteers will immediately escalate issues around safety, violence, or similar situations to the Knoxville Police Department.

For the protection of members, our organization, and the larger community, KnoxDevs will never put its organizers or volunteers in the position of trying to assess whether or not an incident merits reporting. If there is any doubt, we will report incidents to the Knoxville Police Department immediately.

Incident Resolution

Attendees should follow the golden rule: “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” Treat others, both members and non-members, with respect. Simple disagreements should be resolved between the individuals concerned. Harassment or more serious issues should be escalated to a Devmoot organizer. That organizer will immediately contact a KnoxDevs Board member who has the responsibility to assist in resolution.

1: Examples include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention, and the advocating or encouragement of any of the above behavior.