GDG Johannesburg is a local community run Google Developer Group (GDG). Google Developer Groups are for developers who are interested in Google's developer technology; everything from the Android, Chrome, Drive, and Google Cloud platforms, to product APIs like the Cast API, Maps API, and YouTube API.
At the core, GDGs are focused on developers and technical content, and the core audience is developers. GDG Johannesburg aims to meet once a month, the first Wednesday evening every month. The official venue where we meet is at JoziHub (https://goo.gl/maps/Uze8sdUYgLL2). Meetups start at 18:00 and will run till about 20:00. From 18:00, snacks and drinks will be served and the presentations will start around 18:15. We encourage everyone to come early to meet other developers and get to know the community.
We are always looking for speakers! If you know someone, or would like to present something yourself, please get in touch with us so we can schedule you in. We welcome first time speakers and veteran speakers too.
This community has a Code of Conduct that you agree to adhere to in order to make the group an excellent and welcoming community. If you feel like someone is not obeying the code of conduct, please contact any of the organisers with your concerns so they can be addressed. The code of conduct can be viewed here https://developers.google.com/groups/guidelines/ .
A short summary of the Code of Conduct - Be excellent to one another and assume positive intent.
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Disclaimer: GDG Johannesburg is an independent group; our activities and the opinions expressed here should in no way be linked to Google, the corporation. To learn more about the GDG program, visit https://developers.google.com/groups/
Why do we have an official anti-harassment policy for GDG Johannesburg events?
It sets expectations for behavior at the event. Simply having an anti-harassment policy can prevent harassment.It encourages people to attend who have had bad experiences at other events.It gives event staff/volunteers instructions on how to handle harassment quickly, with the minimum amount of disruption for the event.
GDG Johannesburg is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of:
The above is not an exhaustive list -- we do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.
Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Event participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event, and even banned from future events at the discretion of the event organizers/management.
Harassment includes (but is not limited to):
offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, religion
the use or display of sexual images in public spaces
harassing photography or recording
sustained disruption of talks or other events
inappropriate physical contact
unwelcome sexual attention
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibiting partners and guest speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors and speakers should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material, or otherwise create a sexualized environment in their slide decks, exhibit material, exhibit staffing, promotional items or demo material.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer or event volunteer immediately. Organizers and event volunteers may be identified by t-shirts or special badges/lanyards. Organizers will investigate the issue and take appropriate action. This may include helping participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
Though we hope that we never have to invoke this policy, we believe that having this document helps everyone think a little more about how their actions and words affect the whole community, as well as individuals in the community.
License and attribution
This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. This policy is based on several other policies, including the Ohio LinuxFest anti-harassment policy, written by Esther Filderman and Beth Lynn Eicher, and the Con Anti-Harassment Project. Mary Gardiner, Valerie Aurora, Sarah Smith, and Donna Benjamin generalized the policies and added supporting material. Many members of LinuxChix, Geek Feminism and other groups contributed to this work.