Craft Content Nashville is a community of digital media content creators and enthusiasts.
This community is continued through in-person events including our monthly happy hour mixers and meetups. Virtually, the community connects by way of a Discord server that is open to all content creators in the Nashville area.
As we continue to build community, our numbers are growing both in size and diversity. A code of conduct is a great way to ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for all, regardless of platform.
All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers at our in-person events and participants and moderators in our virtual forums are required to conform to the code of conduct, which will be enforced by event organizers and channel moderators.
The Short Version
Craft Content Nashville is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
All communication should be appropriate for a diverse, professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate, including within presentations or titles of sessions.
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate in any Craft Content Nashville forum, in-person or online.
Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the event’s organizers. Participants in online forums violating these rules may be removed from the forum at the sole discretion of the forum’s moderators.
Thank you for helping to make Craft Content Nashville a welcoming, friendly environment for all.
The Long Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentations or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors and exhibitors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Event staff, including volunteers, should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
Online moderators are also expected to comply to all aspects of this code.
Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for Craft Content Nashville.
If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct at an event, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct in an online forum, the forum moderators may also take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or removal from the forum.
If you are being harassed, witness harassment, or have any other concerns, please contact a Craft Content Nashville team member or moderator.
If the matter is especially urgent, please contact any of our Craft Content Nashville board members:
- Chuck Bryant, President, Technologist Federation of Nashville
- Carla Swank Fox, Co-Founder, Craft Content Nashville
We value your attendance and participation at our events and within our forums.
This Code of Conduct was adapted from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.