A Bi-monthly meetup for learning and growth for the Spokane Dev community

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Spokane Front-End Devs Meetup

Code of Conduct

  1. Purpose
  • A primary goal of the Spokane Front-End Dev Meetup 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 learning environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
  • This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
  • We invite all those who participate in Spokane Front-End Dev meetup activities to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone. 
  1. Open Source & Culture Citizenship
  • A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open source and culture citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.
  • Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.
  • If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, please recognize their efforts.
  1. Expected Behavior
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Assume positive intent.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  • Alert community organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create a better learning environment for you and your peers.
  1. Unacceptable Behavior
  • Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any members of the Spokane Front-End Dev group and related events.
  • Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  1. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
  • Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors 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 (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
  1. Scope
  • We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct, as well as the Inland Northwest Tech Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
  • This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
  1. Contact info
  • Contact can be done in person at the meetup, or via Email here.
  1. License And Attribution

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this set up?

All events are open-ended. The space is separated into 3 partitions: A Hangout area, a Work area, and a Meeting room for topics.

You are free to join the Hangout area and talk about the latest in web development, ask for tech help in the Work area, or participate in a group conversation in the Meeting room.

This format has been experimented and improved at meetups like Mentorship Saturday and Free Code Camp PDX.

The main thing is -- these meetup are FOR YOU.

I see there are events topics. How do they look like?

All events topics it's optional. You are invited to come to hang out, or get some work done in a Hangout area. The topic of the meetup are suggested, not forced. It can be a round-table, a presentation, or even a hands-on workshop -- all depending on the experience level and interest of the attendees.

For example: a topic on Vue may be workshop style. While a topic about the future of JavaScript may be a round-table discussion.

How does a meetup look like?

Doors open at 530pm. Come in, chat with other devs, eat pizza.

At about 6pm, we do a quick introduction. Your name, what your working on, languages you know and can help others with, and anything you need help with.

After introductions, we split up. You're free do to whatever, as the space is separated into 3 partitions: A Hangout area, a Work area, and a Meeting room for topics.

Im (new, experienced, expert, etc) to coding, why should I come?

From my experience:

Those new to coding attend to chat developers to see what the best way is to achieve their learning outcome. Maybe it's a bootcamp to attend, a online course to buy, or a youtube training to check out.

Experienced developers come to keep in the loop. We see our friends, learn about new technologies, and stay on top of the evolving landscape.

Expert developers attend to mentor and advise. Many attend to look for networking opportunities as well - as their years of expertise is very much needed in many organizations and companies.

I'm a developer but I'm not into front-end development, should I still come?

Absolutely! Front-end has grown beyond just being a designer/UX. Front-end developers are making apps, writing code for drones, making video games and setting up database schema.

The Front-End community can always use experts in different fields - from robotics, to backend, to engineering, to even gaming.

I'm not a developer, should I come?

You're invited! Many entrepreneurs come in to solve particular tech problems, and end up learning how to code themselves. Others come to find problem solvers. Many opportunities have been created when you put non-technicals and developers together in a room.

I'd love to do a talk/pitch. What needs to happen?

The meetup is pretty open-ended.

If it's based on the topic of the meetup, you can join the Meeting room area. Otherwise, announce your talk, gather some people and find a empty meeting room!

Should I bring a laptop?

Absolutely and highly recommended.

Is the event always on Mondays in the evening? That's dinner time!

As long as there is interest -- YES.

Developers should NOT have to decide between getting food or being hungry while listening to a talk. Which is why we provide pizza, paid for by sponsorship and out of pocket.

We are partnered with Bring Food back to Spokane Meetups.

How do I volunteer/help out/etc?

Visit a meetup and chat with any of our volunteer organizers. The Spokane Front-End group doesn't have many dependencies/necessities, but things may change quickly.

I want to speak to the owner about sponsorships? 

Thank you! But --we don't have a owner. The Spokane Front-end Developers meetups are run by volunteer organizers. Your sponsorship helps pay for food/operating costs that are currently funded out of pocket.

If you're interested, let's jump on a conversation via email.