Brightnight was created as a fun way to dig a little deeper into Ruby programming, sans Rails. Ruby is such a fun and powerful language all by itself, and we hope to share its awesomeness (and pizza) with YOU. Just think of all the good times you'll be having with your fellow programmers!
If you have any questions at all, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We start with a challenge, break into small groups, then create and code our ideas into existence! We use the last 30 minutes of the night for Show and Tell. All skill levels are welcome. We'll code in Ruby but those who know other languages are welcome as well.
Come join us to enjoy some creative coding time where we all can learn from each other, try out wacky ideas and cultivate our skills in a fun, low-pressure environment. Did we mention that all skill levels are welcome?!
We've just gotten started, but feel free to check us out on the Githubs for past challenges and solutions.
Check out the past events and their respective Github repos, and be sure to black out those upcoming days on your calendar becase you don't want to miss this!
A primary goal of brightnight is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof).
This code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.
We invite all those who participate in brightnight to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.
A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.
Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.
If you see someone who is making an extra effort to ensure our community is welcoming, friendly, and encourages all participants to contribute to the fullest extent, we want to know.
The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:
The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event).
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a community organizer as soon as possible.
Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. In the context of in-person events, organizers will also provide escorts as desired by the person experiencing distress.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify Jonan or Spyder with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.
We expect all community participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues–online and in-person–as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business.
This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occuring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
This Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Portions of text dervied from the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Anti-Harassment Policy.
Brightnight was created by Spyder McHenry and Jonan Scheffler. If you have any questions at all, or would like to be more involved with this most awesome of meetups, don't be afraid to reach out. We are always interested in ways that we can make this thing more fun, more educational, or more welcoming. All the best to you in your journey, floating out there in that endless ocean or climbing up up that infinite mountain.