Oracle DevRel Slack Code of Conduct

Welcome!

This is the official Oracle DevRel Community (OCI DevRel) Public Slack.

We strive for an open and welcoming community which respects all people who contribute to our open-source projects and via this Slack channel. We are committed to making the OCI DevRel Community a pleasant, knowledgeable, and enjoyable experience for everyone. As such, we are providing this Code of Conduct (CoC) to ensure all are welcome.

The OCI DevRel Public Slack is a dedicated community for anyone to gather for support and collaboration around the Oracle Cloud Platform ecosystem. Started in 2021, this Slack community has grown to hundreds of active individuals from around the world who have gathered to share their knowledge and expertise.

By using this Slack Channel, you agree to abide by the following Code of Conduct, the Slack Acceptable Use Policy, and the Oracle privacy policy (pinned to the #general channel). We reserve the right to update this code of conduct at any time. When updates do occur, a message will be posted in the proper channels to notify users.

Expectations

The OCI DevRel Public Slack is not an official support channel of Oracle. While this Slack may contain Oracle employees who are happy to assist where they can, please refrain from mentioning or messaging Oracle employees with direct questions. If you have a question in which you require direct support from Oracle, please use our official support channel or the community forums. Oracle reserves the right to enforce, interpret, and extend these guidelines for the betterment of the community.

The current admins are:

  • Kim McMahon, Head of Communities, OCI DevRel
  • Val Carvalho, Community Manager, OCI DevRel

We want this to be a fun, pleasant, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Unwanted Solicitation of Services

This Slack is for community discussion and support; it is not for selling products or services.

It is unacceptable to message users directly offering your services unless the user has specifically requested this information. This also includes direct messages regarding employment opportunities or freelance projects. We have provided a #jobs channel inside of our Slack workspace where these kinds of messages can be posted to.

Channel and User Spamming

This Slack has many channels tailored toward various functionalities and many users. When posting your message, please use the appropriate channel for posting your message. It is unacceptable to copy/paste your message across multiple channels for added visibility, post the same message or similar message frequently within the same channel, and/or directly spam users.

Harassment

Harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.

  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names

  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate

  • Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop.

  • Threats of violence

  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm

  • Deliberate intimidation

  • Sustained disruption of discussion

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease

  • Publication of non-harassing private communication

Reporting

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Devrelcommunity_ww@oracle.com. The moderators of this email address will respond promptly.

We will respect the confidentiality of reporting for the purpose of protecting victims of harassment or abuse.

Consequences

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the admins may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from this Slack.

In Summary

Treat everyone with respect and kindness.

Be thoughtful in how you communicate.

Be welcoming, contribute to the conversations, and enjoy yourself.

If you encounter an issue, please get in contact with the Slack Admins.