A primary goal of the southampton.digital community is to be inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, favourite editor, socioeconomic status, preferred programming language and religion (or lack thereof).

When participating in southampton.digital via our Slack chat, our GitHub repositories, or when representing us at events we expect you to:

  • be welcoming
  • be careful in the words that you choose - you cannot chose how others interpret your words
  • behave respectfully towards other people
  • be considerate of people’s time and attention
  • contribute positively and constructively to discussions (online or in-person)
  • when a disagreement occurs, try to understand why - resolve differing views constructively

Logs and Records

Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise logging this Slack. We also can’t guarantee that every member’s login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Files uploaded here can be downloaded by anyone with a login. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.

Because this is a free slack account, we have restricted scrollback, but Slack–the company–retains complete logs of all channels and direct messages back to the creation of the southampton.digital Slack.

Slack is a U.S. company and therefore subject to subpoenas from U.S. courts. Our logs may be subject to subpoena and could become public as part of legal proceedings.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including staff and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.

Reporting Guidelines

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify us as soon as possible by pinging an admin on Slack.


This CoC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and was inspired by the following sources:

  • https://www.phpdorset.co.uk/about
  • https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Slack/Code_of_Conduct
  • https://gist.github.com/annalee/2cddeff11357c3a8a613583ebca4dc17