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R-Ladies Community

Welcome

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the R-Ladies Community Slack!

Before signing up, we would like to guide you through a few essential pieces of information regarding the access and use of this Slack.

What is R-Ladies

R-Ladies is a global organisation that aims to promote gender diversity in the R community.

To facilitate communication and enable networking in a safe environment among all R-Ladies worldwide we set up this Slack.

Who is this Slack for?

This slack is for people that identify as a woman or gender minority and are interested in the R programming language.

If you are a cis-male (assigned male at birth and also identify as male), please do not sign up.

What should and can you do on this Slack?

In principle anything that contributes to a friendly and welcoming community.

    Here are a few examples:
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Share your achievements
  • Look for and share job opportunities
  • Advertise events and conferences
  • Share #rstats news
  • Share resources
  • Bring in your ideas for the R-Ladies community

What is this Slack not for?

    There are a few things this Slack is not meant for:
  • Promoting commercial products (if you would like to provide a discount to R-Ladies members, please discuss with the leadership team first).
  • Sharing inappropriate content. Examples are disturbing images or videos, fashions that promote negative values, health risks or bad habits, false information, offensive or mocking content.

If you are unsure whether a post is suitable, best is to ask "@Community Management Team" within Slack or send an email at slack@rladies.org.

Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct is a list of rules that support an inclusive culture and protect the members of a group.

Let’s make R-Ladies Community Slack a harassment-free experience for everyone.

    We do not tolerate harassment:
  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.

You find the full R-Ladies Code of Conduct here in the English, Spanish and Portuguese versions.

Code of Conduct

    More specifically, we ask you to:
  • Not share anything that was shared on Slack outside this Slack. If you want to share any content, please ask the person involved for their consent.
  • Avoid overtly sexual or offensive usernames or profile photos which might detract from a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.

Reporting

If you are being harassed by a member/guest/participant of/at R-Ladies, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Global Leadership Team via reporting@rladies.org.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Global Leadership Team may take any action they deem appropriate.

Consequences

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Global Leadership Team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all R-Ladies spaces (including meetups, Twitter, Slack, mailing lists, both online and offline) and identification of the participant as a harasser to other R-Ladies members or the general public.

Gender neutral language

We would like to encourage gender-neutral language in this Slack. Please avoid addressing people as “ladies” or “guys”. You can use expressions as “folks”, “y’all”, “everyone”, “everybody” instead.

There are plenty of reasons for a preference of being addressed in a gender-neutral way and we would like to respect that.

Contact

If you have a question regarding R-Ladies community slack please contact slack@rladies.org.

If you are interested in starting an R-Ladies chapter in your city (awesome!), please contact info@rladies.org.

If you would like to report harassment or violation of parts of the Code of Conduct, please contact reporting@rladies.org.

Within Slack you can contact us via "@Community Management Team".