October 8, 2014
Move Fast, Don’t Break the API
Amber spends most of her time building things at Stripe and figuring out how to scale their product engineering organization.
The people in the Heavybit community are a respectful, supportive and inclusive group. Until this post, we’ve never had any formal statement of conduct. Nevertheless, it’s time we said:
We unequivocally and without prejudice want to surround ourselves with as many talented people as we can. Software is the future and in order for it to be a good one, it should include entrepreneurs, developers and contributors with a diverse set of values, skills, knowledge, experiences and histories.
We believe in encouraging participation from traditionally marginalized groups. We believe those traditionally left out of industry-shaping conversations should help design today’s developer ecosystem. We advocate for a diverse group of experts through Heavybit’s leadership circles, speakers bureaus and mentorship pool. We urge our event and community partners to do the same.
Heavybit has a specific set of guidelines for our larger conferences, please read our conference conduct policy here.
We want to surround ourselves with people who share this set of values and provide a safe-space. To that end, we have zero-tolerance for behavior that is counter to these values including sexualized, demeaning, or insensitive content or inappropriate comments regarding age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, physical appearance, race, religion, or any other factor. Whether intentional or unintentional, we do not tolerate harassment of any kind.