What is PhillyDev

What is PhillyDev? PhillyDev is a place for developers who live and work in and around Philly to share, converse, organize and get to know each other.

Powered by Slack, PhillyDev is a group of chat rooms and is a great way to connect on tech in Philly.

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Code of Conduct

We value the participation of each member of the community and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all members are expected to show respect and courtesy to other members.

To make clear what is expected, all members, organizers and volunteers associated with the PhillyDev community are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct.

The Short Version

The PhillyDev community is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for the PhillyDev community.

Members violating these rules may be asked to leave the group at the sole discretion of the organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly group for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

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 the PhillyDev community.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the group.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately.


Jonathan Belcher @belcherj and Jenn Voss @jvoss


This Code of Conduct is based on the PyCon Code of Conduct which was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers under a Creative Commons Zero license.

Code of Conduct for the PhillyDev group is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.