Community Standards & Code of Conduct
Game Dev London’s goal is to create inclusive, accessible, harassment and judgement-free safe spaces; in our online spaces and offline events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), social-economic status, technological choices, or any other difference or variance between our members and attendees.
Be kind, considerate and respectful.
Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech.
Contribute to fostering an inclusive and accessible safe space for all attendees, organisers, speakers and associates.
We aim to create an inclusive environment for our LGBT+ attendees to freely express their gender identity. No matter your identity, writing your gender pronouns is completely optional, though encouraged. Please respect an individual and use their pronouns when written on their label/name tag.
If you are unsure what this means, please check this link for more information:
The use of inclusive language is highly welcome and encouraged as it fosters the community and its spaces to be better and much more inclusive, especially for our members who come from marginalised backgrounds. The use of ableist language on the other hand, is discouraged. (See below for further information).
Gender Inclusive/Neutral Language
Using gender-inclusive language helps foster an inclusive community and space of Game Dev London. Instead of using “guys”, or “gals”, using terms like “everyone”, “friends”, or “folks” instead is encouraged.
Ableist language is any word or phrase that intentionally or inadvertently target an individual with a disability. Use of ableist language/terms such as “crazy”, “insane”, “lame”, “dumb”, can be extremely insulting and hurtful to individuals who find themselves with physical (“lame”, “invalid”, “dumb”) or mental (“crazy”, “retarded”, “psycho”) disabilities and is therefore discouraged. Alternative terms include: “wild”, “unpredictable”, “ridiculous”.
Harassment, abusive behaviour or assault of any form will not be tolerated.
This includes but is not limited to:
Unwelcome sexual attention and/or inappropriate physical contact
Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
Verbal abuse, including abusive comments pertaining to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age and religion.
Harassing photography or recording
Sustained disruption of talks or other events
Violent or sexual images/displays and language in public spaces.
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
Organisers, volunteers, exhibitors and speakers are also subject to this code of conduct.
Violators will be asked to stop any unacceptable behaviour and are expected to comply immediately. Organisers retain the right to take action to ensure the safety of the Game Dev London members and associates, as well as keeping in line with our community standards. Actions may include but are not limited to: issuing a verbal warning, asking violators to leave the premises, being banned from attending any future Game Dev London related events, expulsion from our online communities / social media, and being reported to the authorities.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report to any of the organisers listed below as soon as possible. We will ensure that you are safe, cannot be overheard, and are treated with respect. Other organisers and venue staff may be involved to handle your report properly. You won’t be asked to confront anyone, and we won’t inform anyone who you are.
We are happy to help contact security, local law enforcement, and/or support services if you require, and assist you to feel safe for the duration of our meetings. Please ensure if you’re reporting on behalf of someone else that you have their permission to do so, and share their details.
If you need to make a report, please contact the following Game Dev London members:
Jade Leamcharaskul (She / Her) Game Dev London Co-Founder
firstname.lastname@example.org / Twitter: @JDWasabi
Stuart De Ville (He/Him) Game Dev London Co-Founder
email@example.com / @StuartDeVille
If you are not comfortable with making your identity known but would still like to make a report, we have an anonymous function on our website here: top of the contact page on gamedevlondon.com
We will deal with the enquiry as soon as possible and with what we deem the most appropriate action. Please note that we will not be able to personally contact the person who made the anonymous reporting as the website will not keep a record of names and email addresses. So we may be unable to let the reporter know what actions were taken. Again please ensure if you’re reporting on behalf of someone else that you have their permission to do so.
By attending our Game Dev London online & offline events and/or associated events (such as our Dinner Dev events), interacting with members of the group online and/or offline, you are expected to adhere to our community standards and code of conduct.
Comments / Suggestions:
If you have any comments and/or suggestions to make our Game Dev London meetings and activities better, please do get in touch!
Jade Leamcharaskul (She/Her) - Co-Founder
Stuart De Ville (He/Him) - Co-Founder
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