Episerver Slack Community Code of Conduct

Last updated June 15, 2017


 don’t spam.

“Episerver Community” in this document refers to the Episerver Slack community at episervercommunity.slack.com .  “The administrators” refers to the administrators of this online community.  A list is available at the top of the Team Directory  (must be a member of the Episerver slack community to view).

This code of conduct applies to all Episerver Community spaces, including public channels, private channels and direct messages, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or removed from these spaces at the discretion of the administrators.

Some Episerver Community spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made clearly available to participants.  Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.

The Episerver Slack Community expects that all of its spaces:

  1. Are a safe and respectful environment for all community members.
  2. Are a place where people are free to fully express their identities.
  3. Presume the value of others. Everyone’s ideas, skills, and contributions have value.
  4. Don’t assume everyone has the same context, and encourage questions.
  5. Encourage community members to listen as much as they speak.
  6. Promote and encourage openness.
  7. Ensure that the relationships and conversations between community members remain respectful, participatory, and productive.
  8. Provide an environment where people are free from discrimination or harassment.
  9. Write in English so no one is excluded, unless the channel is private or channel topic says otherwise.

Episerver Slack Community’s Anti-Harassment Policy

Episerver Slack Community  is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Harassment Includes:


If you are being harassed by a member of Episerver Slack Community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact Episerver Community’s administrator Stellan Danald.  You can contact Stellan by email at [email protected], or by direct messaging @steddie  on Slack.

This code of conduct applies to Episerver Community spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of  Episerver Community outside our spaces and feel that it is relevant to your participation in  Episerver Slack Community, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by Episerver Community members seriously. This includes harassment outside our spaces and harassment that took place at any point in time. The abuse team reserves the right to exclude people from Episerver Community based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Episerver Community spaces and behavior towards people who are not in Episerver Slack Community.

In order to protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe to have been made in bad faith.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.


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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including removal from all Episerver Community spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Episerver Slack Community members or the general public.

Episerver Slack Community Posting Guidelines

Episerver Slack Community  should be considered Safe for Work (SFW).  As a rule of thumb, before you post anything, consider if you’d want a co-worker or your boss to see it.

The following is not allowed:

You may not join Episerver Slack Community if:

What you agree to by joining Episerver Slack Community:

If you would like to provide feedback on any of the above, or suggest an addition, please contact an admin or post in the announcements channel.

Recruitment and Solicitation Activity on Episerver Slack Community

The collection of Episerver Slack community members’ emails or other contact information for the purposes of spam and/or solicitation without the direct and explicit consent of that member is strictly prohibited .  We take the privacy of each community member seriously and encourage you to notify the administrators immediately if you feel that you are being spammed.

In an effort to discourage spam and unwanted solicitation of Episerver Slack community members, we have developed the following guidelines in regards to job postings:

#job-board channel

If you are a first-party (e.g. engineer, hiring manager, startup founder, system administrator or otherwise hold a technical role within the organization you are promoting) then you are welcome to announce open technical positions in the #job-board channel. We also advise against using @here for job postings so that interested parties may check on available postings at their leisure without receiving notifications.

Additionally, if you are aware of open technical positions at an organization that you are not directly affiliated with, those may be posted in #job-board unless you are technical recruiter - please post your job listing in #jobs-recruiters and see the specific guidelines below.

#jobs-recruiters channel

If you are a third-party (e.g. internal or external technical recruiter), you may post technical positions that you are recruiting for in the #jobs-recruiters channel.  Jobs posted elsewhere will be removed from the channel in which they are posted and the poster may be subject to expulsion from the Episerver Slack community.

When possible we would also ask that you encourage the technical employees of your organization to promote their openings directly.  We have nothing against recruiters per se, but more often than not interested parties may have technical follow-up questions that are often best addressed by the engineers working with these technologies day-to-day.  Additionally, unless solicited, we strongly discourage direct messaging of potential candidates about job openings unless the candidate has expressed such interest to you.  Unsolicited direct messaging of Episerver Slack community members regarding job openings is strictly prohibited and may be grounds for expulsion from the Episerver Slack community.

Changes to Episerver Slack Community’s Code of Conduct

As the Episerver Slack community grows and develops, the Code of Conduct may also be updated to reflect changes in the community.  If we make any serious changes, the community will be notified before those changes take effect.  We recommend that you read through the Code of Conduct every once in awhile to stay up to date on those changes.


Code for America’s Code of Conduct: https://github.com/codeforamerica/codeofconduct  

Irish Tech Community Code of Conduct: http://irishtechcommunity.com/codeofconduct/

LGBTQ in Tech Code of Conduct: http://lgbtq.technology/coc.html

Women in Technology Code of Conduct: http://witchat.github.io/#codeofconduct

Chicago Tech Slack Community Code of Conduct: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bCfW7bUBYV2scS19Nbun70Aw1QYm4dUQlshokpQGiYE