Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Bring a laptop, a desire to learn, and all your friendship!

Who organizes this event?

Timothy Kempf (@takempf) and Ugo Aniuwku (@ugobelu) run the Oakland chapter.

What actually happens at a NodeSchool Oakland event?

Overall, NodeSchool Oakland events are simply an opportunity to hang out with other learners and mentors in a low stress, encouraging environment. Here's the basic schedule our events follow:
  • 1:00 - Doors open
  • 1:30 - Introduction/Opening comments
  • 1:40-5:00 - General learning/mentoring
  • 3:00ish - Pizza! 🍕
  • 4:30 - Group photo
  • 5:00 - Event ends

How much does it cost to attend?

NodeSchool Oakland is free! And open source!

Code of Conduct

We, the organizers of NodeSchool Oakland, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, race, nationality, or religious beliefs. We do not tolerate harassment of community members in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community at the discretion of the organizers of NodeSchool Oakland.

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, race, nationality, or religious beliefs, deliberate intimidation, threats, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any events at NodeSchool Oakland meetups or in any related communication channels. Community members asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors and presenters are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

If a community member engages in harassing behavior, the organizers of NodeSchool Oakland may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any concerns, please contact an organizer immediately.

NodeSchool Oakland

If you have questions or feedback about this Code of Conduct please contact one of the organizers.

The organizers of the above communities developed this Code of Conduct to govern their respective events and communication channels. We used PDX Python's anti-harassment policy and the Geek Feminism Conference anti-harassment policy as a starting point. This Code of Conduct, like its inspirations, is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.