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Code of Conduct

Kadena Code of Conduct

Kadena is committed to fostering a friendly, safe, and inclusive environment for all, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, age, or level of experience.

Kadena upholds these values within its own workplace and when it engages with third parties. Community members are expected to abide by the same standards.

To that end, Kadena intends for our social channels to be a safe and welcoming environment that fosters open dialogue and the free expression of ideas, free of harassment, discrimination, and hostile conduct. Further, as extensions of Kadena, community members represent Kadena's brand and image, thus sharing a responsibility to create and maintain an environment for the benefit of all.

The intention of this document is to set our expectations of community members and to promote consistency in behavior across all levels of the Kadena community. This is a living document that will be used to guide all activities and decision making.

Expected Behavior

Avoid using overtly sexual aliases or other nicknames that might detract from a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all. Respect that people have differences of opinion and that every design or implementation choice carries a trade-off and numerous costs. There is seldom a right answer. Aim to provide constructive criticism, and be able to recommend solid ideas. Inversely, we encourage you to gratefully accept constructive criticism. Use welcoming and inclusive language. We will exclude you from interaction if you insult, demean, or harass anyone. Private harassment is unacceptable. No matter who you are, if you feel you have been or are being harassed or made uncomfortable by a community member, please contact our Moderation team immediately. Use members' preferred pronouns.

Unacceptable Behavior

Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person. Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language. Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material. Posting or threatening to post other people's personally identifying information ("doxing"). Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability. Inappropriate photography or recording. Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone's consent before touching them. Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances. Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person). Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior. Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.


These are the policies for upholding our community's standards of conduct.

Remarks that violate the Kadena standards of conduct, including hateful, hurtful, oppressive, or exclusionary remarks, are not allowed. (Cursing is allowed, but never targeting another user, and never in a hateful manner.) Remarks that moderators find inappropriate, whether listed in the code of conduct or not, are also not allowed. Moderators will first respond to such remarks with a warning. If the warning is unheeded, the user will be “kicked,” i.e., kicked out of the communication channel to cool off. If the user comes back and continues to make trouble, they will be banned, i.e., indefinitely excluded. Moderators may choose at their discretion to un-ban the user if it was a first offense and they offer the offended party a genuine apology. If a moderator bans someone and you think it was unjustified, please take it up with that moderator, or with a different moderator, in private. Complaints about bans in-channel are not allowed. Moderators are held to a higher standard than other community members. If a moderator creates an inappropriate situation, they should expect less leeway than others.

In the Kadena community we strive to go the extra step to look out for each other. Don't just aim to be technically unimpeachable, try to be your best self. In particular, avoid flirting with offensive or sensitive issues, particularly if they're off-topic; this all too often leads to unnecessary fights, hurt feelings, and damaged trust; worse, it can drive people away from the community entirely.

And if someone takes issue with something you said or did, resist the urge to be defensive. Just stop doing what it was they complained about and apologize. Even if you feel you were misinterpreted or unfairly accused, chances are good there was something you could've communicated better — remember that it's your responsibility to make your fellow community members comfortable. Everyone wants to get along and we are all here first and foremost because we want to talk about cool technology. You will find that people will be eager to assume good intent and forgive as long as you earn their trust.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported to the community leaders responsible for enforcement at All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All community leaders are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the reporter of any incident.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing Kadena in public spaces. This includes (but is not limited to) the Discord server, IRL Kadena events, and collaborative platforms utilized for Kadena projects like GitHub, Notion, Google Docs, and Slack.

The Kadena Code of Conduct applies equally to all members of the community, including staff.