Code of Conduct

All members of Techqueria are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct. ⚖

All participants of Techqueria are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, both online and during in-person events that are hosted and/or associated with Techqueria.

We believe in respect, compassion, understanding, and inclusion and expect all community members to act on these values.

We have no tolerance for any form of harassment; we expect everyone to act professionally and to follow the social norms of the community.

The Pledge 🔗︎

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

The Standards 🔗︎

Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include: 🔗︎

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Referring to people by their preferred pronouns and using gender-neutral pronouns when uncertain

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include: 🔗︎

  • Any action that results in complaints from our community
  • Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation
  • Attacking personal tastes
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Demonstrating the graphics or any other content you know may be considered disturbing
  • Exclusionary jokes or comments
  • Finding loopholes in the code of conduct
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as ‘leave me alone,’ ‘go away,’ or ‘I’m not discussing this with you.’
  • Offensive comments related to a person’s identity
  • Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Spamming the group and excessive self-promotion
  • Sustained disruption of event programming
  • The usage of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Threats of violence
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment
  • Unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome remarks regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices
  • Unwelcome sexual attention

Alcohol 🔗︎

For all official Techqueria events, in instances where alcohol is present, the following is required:

  • All attendees must have IDs checked to confirm they are 21+
  • Alcohol consumption must be limited. Local chapters maintain autonomy for how to implement alcohol control measures (drink tickets, wristbands, etc)
  • Additionally, it is at the local chapter’s discretion how to handle alcohol at casual events

Reporting Violations 🔗︎

In the unfortunate case that you see someone violating the code of conduct, here are some ways that you can report it to us.

Twitter 🔗︎

DM @Techqueria on Twitter

Contact Us 🔗︎

You can contact us using

Slack 🔗︎

Within the Slack group, you can reach out to us via the #meta channel.

For more information on getting the most out of our Slack workspace, see our Slack welcome page.

Enforcement 🔗︎

All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. A staff member will approach anyone identified as participating in harassing behavior and asked to cease any inappropriate activity or to disengage from our community immediately.

Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

We hold the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Respect is essential for everybody so if you feel uncomfortable, or suspect of someone’s behavior, approach one of the organizers and staff members, we will handle it with confidentiality and care.

Witch-hunting and shaming someone the actions of someone else is also in violation.

Attribution 🔗︎

This Code of Conduct is adapted from and inspired by Women Who Code and LGBTQ in Technology.

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ℹ️About Techqueria

Techqueria is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.

To that end, we work with both tech companies and employee resource groups (ERGs) to build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, technical talks, mentorship, open jobs, networking events, speaking opportunities, and open-source in order to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry.

Coming from all walks of life, we believe that the diversity of our community is the most reliable asset we have. Our space aims to be inclusive so we invite Latinx from the regions of the Caribbean, Haiti, and Brazil as well as those who identify as Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx or LGBTQIA. The term Latinx is used instead of Latino or Latina because it is a gender-neutral and inclusive term.

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