Code of Conduct


Be kind to others, respect their differences, address people the way they wish to be addressed and do not be willingly disrespectful of anyone. All those are very obvious, and that is obviously what we expect from everyone.

The Feature Store Organisation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event without a refund at the sole discretion of the event organizers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all.

The long version:

Diversity Statement

The Feature Store Organisation welcomes and encourages participation in our community by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning, and we work together as a community to help each other live out these values.

We have created this diversity statement because we believe that a diverse community is stronger, more vibrant, and produces better software and better science. A diverse community where people treat each other with respect has more potential contributors, more sources for ideas, and fewer shared assumptions that might hinder development or research.

Although we have phrased the formal diversity statement generically to make it all-inclusive, we recognize that there are specific identities that are impacted by systemic discrimination and marginalization. We welcome all people to participate in the the Feature Store Organisation community regardless of their identity or background.

The Feature Store Organisation Code of Conduct: Introduction & Scope

This code of conduct should be honored by everyone who participates in the the Feature Store Organisation community. It should be honored in any the Feature Store Organisation-related activities, by anyone claiming affiliation with the Feature Store Organisation, and especially when someone is representing the Feature Store Organisation in any role (including as an event volunteer or speaker).

This code of conduct applies to all spaces managed by the Feature Store Organisation, including all public and private mailing lists, issue trackers, wikis, forums, and any other communication channel used by our community. The code of conduct equally applies at the Feature Store Organisation events and governs standards of behavior for attendees, speakers, volunteers, booth staff, and event sponsors.

This code is not exhaustive or complete. It serves to distill our understanding of a collaborative, inclusive community culture. Please try to follow this code in spirit as much as in letter, to create a friendly and productive environment that enriches the the Feature Store Organisation community.

We require all the Feature Store Organisation sponsored and affiliated projects to adopt a code of conduct for their project that encourages a productive, respectful environment for all open source contributors and community members. The the Feature Store Organisation Code of Conduct follows below.

Standards for Behavior

the Feature Store Organisation is a worldwide community. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Please always be kind and courteous. There’s never a need to be mean or rude or disrespectful. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for all.

We strive to:

Be empathetic, welcoming, friendly, and patient. We remember that every the Feature Store Organisation project and program is crafted by human beings who deserve to be treated with kindness and empathy. We work together to resolve conflict and assume good intentions. We may all experience some frustration from time to time, but we do not allow frustration to turn into a personal attack. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.

Be collaborative. Our work depends on the participation of many people, and in turn others depend on our work. Open source communities depend on effective and friendly collaboration to achieve their goals.

Be inquisitive. Nobody knows everything! Asking questions early avoids many problems later, so we encourage questions, although we may direct them to the appropriate forum. We will try hard to be responsive and helpful.

Be careful in the words that we choose. We are careful and respectful in our communication and we take responsibility for our own speech. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members of the community.

Unacceptable Behavior

We are committed to making participation in this community a harassment-free experience.

We will not accept harassment or other exclusionary behaviors, such as:

The use of sexualized language or imagery

Excessive profanity (please avoid curse words; people differ greatly in their sensitivity to swearing)

Posting sexually explicit or violent material

Violent or intimidating threats or language directed against another person

Inappropriate physical contact and/or unwelcome sexual attention or sexual comments

Sexist, racist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language

Trolling or insulting and derogatory comments

Written or verbal comments which have the effect of excluding people on the basis of membership in a specific group, including level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurotype, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality

Public or private harassment

Sharing private content, such as emails sent privately or non-publicly, or direct message history, without the sender’s consent

Continuing to initiate interaction (such as photography, recording, messaging, or conversation) with someone after being asked to stop

Sustained disruption of talks, events, or communications, such as heckling of a speaker

Publishing (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”), such as physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission

Other unethical or unprofessional conduct

Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors

Reporting Guidelines

If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct, please report this in a timely manner. Code of conduct violations reduce the value of the community for everyone. The team at the Feature Store Organisation takes reports of misconduct very seriously and is committed to preserving and maintaining the welcoming nature of our community.

All reports will be kept confidential.

In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that’s the case, the identities of all involved parties and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.

All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The the Feature Store Organisation team commits to maintaining confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.

For possibly unintentional breaches of the code of conduct, you may want to respond to the person and point out this code of conduct (either in public or in private, whatever is most appropriate). If you would prefer not to do that, please report the issue to the Feature Store Organisation directly; at