Code of Conduct
Here, we’ll go over what we hope to achieve alongside you in this community, what we might do in service of those goals, and how we want to conduct ourselves along the way.
We hope this page will serve as a working blueprint for the Keming Network as it grows in membership and evolves over time.
The What: Foster the career growth of Product Design & UX practitioners early in their careers.
The How: Consistent engagement via participation in group and 1-on-1 events focused on fleshing out skills, building a network, and demonstrating one’s efficacy.
The Why: We want to help early-career designers understand their strengths, weaknesses, and preferences to truly flourish in their careers.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you received an invitation with a link to join our Slack group. Congratulations, and welcome!
Upon entering the community, we ask that you:
- Introduce yourself in the #introductions channel, and tell us the following:
- Your name
- Where you work, or what you’re looking to do!
- What was your path to becoming a designer?
- What you’re eager to learn and work on in the near future (say, 30-90 days)
- Welcome others to the group!
Code of Conduct
We ask that you be actively involved as a member of the Keming Network. Keep in mind that you’re one of the founding participants! This means that you get to help us set the tone, direction, and momentum of this community.
We encourage you to do the following on a regular basis:
Contribute consistently to discussions
- Network organizers and members will introduce topics of discussion (observations, pieces of content, accompanying questions) at least once a week in Slack.
- We ask that you engage with and reflect on what you can, and share what you think with the group at large.
- We’d like for you to share with us!
- Please help us and your fellow community members learn more about their chosen vocation with articles or books you’ve read, interviews you’ve seen, and what you’ve taken away from it.
Participate in group activities
We’re brainstorming opportunities to exercise our design muscles and share feedback with one another.
Here are some things you might see us coordinate:
- Portfolio Reviews
- We’ll be coordinating group and private portfolio review sessions!
- Project reviews
- Design crits are an unfortunate aspect of this profession, and we want you to be prepared to graciously accept and deliver constructive feedback.
- Design challenges!
- Multiple organizations and companies put together public design challenges available for everyone. We’ll help coordinate a bunch of us doing it together -- let’s build a sense of commitment to our craft by engaging in these events, encouraging one another to dig deep and improve our skills, and root for each other.
Be your best self and, more importantly, don’t be a jerk
We are committed to a supportive and inclusive environment and will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or bullying of any kind.
Give us feedback!
We’re cooking up new ideas for events all the time and would love to hear from you if you have some! Feel free to hit up @Varun, @Allan, or @Chandler if you have ideas about events, improving the community, or concerns about its operations.
We take your privacy seriously and don’t share your data with 3rd parties unless granted permission or required to by law.
When you sign up for the Keming Network, we collect your email address and portfolio links in order to communicate with you about the network and gauge whether you’d be a good fit for our community. In the event that we’d want to share your involvement in our Slack group to help boost your profile or career options, we’ll make sure to check with you first.