VHS runs on its principals of unity and code of conduct. The principals of unity are a loose set of guidelines to abide by, while the code of conduct is more detailed and concrete.
0) Be excellent to each other. No racism, no sexism, no homophobia, no classism.
1) You are free to have your own individual project, or participate in a VHS Group Project.
2) VHS Group Projects are open to all.
3) Eager willingness to learn is all you need. Expertise is not required. It's always ok to ask questions.
4) VHS is a Member run Do-Ocracy. Help out as you can.
5) One minute for VHS. When members are at the space in addition to cleaning up after themselves they will do a minimum of one minute for VHS on things that help us run. Examples include sweeping, taking out garbage, or anything else that helps the space operate.This helps us all!
Intention Vancouver Hack Space Society (VHS) is an inclusive community where all our visitors (both members and guests alike) should feel welcome. This code applies to everyone’s conduct on all VHS-related communication channels (such as IRC, Slack, Talk/mailing lists, etc.), as well as in the physical space itself.
This code of conduct is in addition to the Principles of Unity and other rules, which cover safety and the ethos of the space.
It is unacceptable to harass or discriminate against others for any reason. Keep all communication civil and keep swearing to a minimum; if you can’t make a comment politely and persuasively, don’t make it at all. Your conduct reflects on the image of the VHS as seen by outsiders. Trolling is never appropriate. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
If you ignore these guidelines you will initially be warned or moderated. Subsequent offences may result in you being banned from the communications channels. Additionally, the board of directors may start proceedings under the Grievance Procedure.
If you witness any persistent breaches of this code, or have any other concerns, please contact the board of directors. The directors are powerless to fix problems they aren’t aware of.
The board of directors (BoD) has the authority to ban anyone from entering the space, and to strip anyone of their membership, but must only do so in circumstances where this is best for the Vancouver Hack Space Society (VHS) as a whole.
We will only ban repeat offenders who persistently demonstrate unwillingness to cooperate. Throughout the process every effort will be made to keep clear and constructive communication between the BoD, the offending party, and any other affected parties.
Vancouver Hack Space Society (VHS) is dedicated to providing a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, immigration status, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of people at our events or space in any form.
People asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to stop immediately. People breaking these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the space or the event at the discretion of any VHS keymember.
If you wish to report harassment please do any of the following:
Talk to any directors of VHS in person, via private message over Talk, or PM on Slack.
Send a message to email@example.com
All reports will be treated as confidential and will be investigated.