We are wildcard

we are wildcard

We're a community.

We're POC, LGBTQ+ people, women and disabled people who code in javascript.

We are awesome.

We're meeting other people like us in technology for fun, collaboration, learning and solidarity.

Coding with others has been integral to our coding journeys, and we think that knowing other people like you helps with imposter syndrome and belonging, helping you stay the course in your career or to stick with programming through all the challenges, and to have people around to celebrate our triumphs.

We want wildcard to be a place where everyone can be authentically themselves. We’re here to inspire, encourage and befriend.

Team wildcard

olu in red lipstick

Olu is a developer at the BBC and loves Javascript, SCSS and Bee and Puppycat.

They’ve spoken at non-binary in tech about finding your community.

In their spare time, they consume more memes than is advisable, read (but not enough) and try to make cosmetics.

You know how I've been saying 'team' and 'we'? It is just me (Olu) and a bunch of encouragement at the moment!

If you'd like to get involved, hit me up on Twitter, or send an email.

Meet wildcard

Our next event will be held in September. Watch this space!


Past events

Our first event was held on the 16th June @ newspeak house.


Code of Conduct

Wildcardjs is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof), relationship choices, status as a parent, physical and mental ability, education level, political affiliation, social and economic class or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any online platform or in any event venue, including talks. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from events without a refund, or banned from online platforms at the discretion of the community organisers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion (or lack thereof), relationship choices, status as a parent, physical and mental ability, education level, political affiliation, social and economic class or technology choices.
  • Sexual images in public and online spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

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 Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

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 not in the context of an in-person event, please contact us at .

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct in the context of an in-person event, you should notify one of the event organisers with a concise description of your grievance. Else, you can contact us at .

Scope

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.

License and attribution

This code of conduct is a mixture of Berlin Code of Conduct (distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license) and feedback from friends and co-collaborators. It is based on the pdx.rb code of conduct, which is distributed under the same license, and the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.

Contact

Get in contact via any of the links below, or if you prefer, email.

hello@wildcardjs.tech