All students, instructors, sponsors, and volunteers who participate in MotherCoders events and/or programs are required to agree with the following code of conduct. MotherCoders Leadership Team will enforce this code, and we expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Please see below for more information.

The Quick Version

MotherCoders is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form directed at anyone in the MotherCoders community. Any type of harassment, which includes but is not limited to sexual language and imagery, is not appropriate for any MotherCoders venue, including classes, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund at the discretion of MotherCoders Leadership Team.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, gender identity, body size, physical appearance, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or genetic information. MotherCoders will address all harassment where the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Offensive conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets or name calling, physical assaults or threats, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, insults or put-downs, offensive objects or pictures, and interference with work performance.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised or offensive images, activities, or other material. Students and staff (including volunteers and instructors) should not use sexualised or offensive clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create an unwelcome environment.

How We Take Action

MotherCoders has a zero tolerance policy with respect to harassment. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. To ensure a safe environment free of harassment for everyone who engages with MotherCoders in its programming, we expect all participants to follow these rules

If a participant is found to have engaged in harassing behavior, agents of MotherCoders may take any action they deem appropriate, including expelling the offender from MotherCoders programs and/or events with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the MotherCoders staff immediately at We check this address regularly and will make sure you hear from the appropriate contact on our team.