Code of Conduct

As our AI LA community grows, it is important to us that we continue to keep our community open and welcoming to all who wish to participate. The AI LA Code of Conduct is a way to communicate our values to the community and we hope to encourage others to take part and get involved.

The AI LA Community strives to:

Be open: We invite anybody from any school or company to participate in any aspect of our community. Our community is open to all who wish to take part.

Be empathetic: We work together to resolve conflict, assume good intentions, and do our best to act in an empathetic fashion. We don’t allow frustration to turn into a personal attack. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.

Be collaborative: Collaboration reduces redundancy and sparks new ideas and perspectives which can lead to beautiful outcomes.

Be pragmatic: Nobody knows everything. Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so questions are encouraged. Those who are asked should be responsive and helpful.

Diversity Statement

  • Diversity and inclusion make our community strong. We encourage participation from the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible and want to be very clear about where we stand.

  • Our goal is to maintain a safe, helpful and friendly community for everyone, regardless of experience, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or other defining characteristic.

  • This code and related procedures apply to unacceptable behavior occurring in all community venues, including behavior outside the scope of community activities — online and in-person— as well as in all one-on-one communications, and anywhere such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Conduct or speech which might be considered sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory or offensive in nature.

    • Do not use unwelcome, suggestive, derogatory or inappropriate nicknames or terms.

    • Do not show disrespect towards others. (Jokes, innuendo, dismissive attitudes.)

  • Intimidation or harassment (online or in-person).

  • Disrespect towards differences of opinion.

  • Inappropriate attention or contact. Be aware of how your actions affect others. If it makes someone uncomfortable, stop.

  • Not understanding the differences between constructive criticism and disparagement.

  • Sustained disruptions.

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language.

Enforcement

  • Understand that speech and actions have consequences, and unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated.

  • If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations of this Code of Conduct please email: jay@joinai.la