Nashville Game Developers Code of Conduct

Nashville Game Developers is a community intended to provide a safe space for professional networking, education, and collaboration in the local Nashville game developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Nashville Game Developers community and want all of our community members to have enjoyable and fulfilling experiences. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other community members both online and in person.

To make clear what is expected, all Nashville Game Developers’ organizers, speakers, sponsors, and community members are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code during all Nashville Game Developers meetings as well as in any official online discussion channels.

Our Standards

Nashville Game Developers is dedicated to providing a positive, harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal harassment in any form of community members
  • Written harassment including on any electronic media or communication channel
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Sexual language and imagery in any event venue or communication channel
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour
  • Members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a community member violates these rules, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including issuing a warning or banning the member from the community permanently.

We appreciate your help in making Nashville Game Developers a welcoming, friendly, professional space for everyone.


All Nashville Game Developers’ community members are subject to this Code of Conduct. This includes Nashville Game Developers’ organizers and speakers. In addition, all sponsors and vendors are subject to this Code of Conduct as well.

Where Nashville Game Developers platforms or events are subject to their own Code of Conduct (e.g. the Global Game Jam) both Code of Conducts will be enforced. If there are any conflicts between the two, priority will be given to the third party Code of Conduct Nashville Game Developers is subject to in these instances.

Reporting Guidelines

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct in an official Nashville Game Developers space, or witness someone violating this code of conduct, please contact an organizer immediately. You may report the violation in a number of ways:

  • By finding an organizer and reporting in person.
  • By contacting an organizer in the Nashville Game Developers Discord.
  • By sending an email to

All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. In those cases, the identities of all victims, reporters, and the accused will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.

When making a report, please include:

  • Your contact info for follow-up contact.
  • Names (legal, nicknames, or pseudonyms) of any individuals involved.
  • If there were other witnesses besides you, please try to include them as well.
  • When and where the incident occurred. Please be as specific as possible.
  • Your account of what occurred.
  • If there is a publicly available record (e.g. an email archive or a public Slack log) please include a link.
  • Any extra context you believe existed for the incident.
  • If you believe this incident is ongoing.
  • Any other information you believe we should have.


Only permanent actions (such as bans) may be appealed. To appeal a decision, please contact an organizer through the methods listed above with your appeal and Nashville Game Developers will review the case.

This code of conduct was originally derived from the freeCodeCamp Nashville Code of Conduct.

The Nashville Game Developers Code of Conduct is similarly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.