I have developed this code of conduct (adapted from the original version here) in order to create a safe and welcoming environment for all R learners. I have done this for two reasons:

  1. A large part of my mission with R for the Rest of Us is to bring R to those who have not yet been exposed to it, including those of diverse backgrounds. Creating an environment where all feel welcome is essential to this.
  2. Learning to code is challenging. Being able to openly share code with others without fear of demeaning responses is key to making progress.

With this in mind, all R for the Rest of Us Slack members are required to agree with the following code of conduct. I expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help? Please DM me (David) or email me at david@rfortherestofus.com.

I am dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. I do not tolerate harassment of other students in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate in our Slack community. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the group and/or courses they are signed up for without a refund.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, I may take any action I deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Slack community and courses they are signed up for with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact David immediately. All reports will be taken seriously.