Philly Dev Night Code of Conduct

Dev Night has become a vibrant and varied slice of Philly, gathering artists, designers, developers, athletes, wrestlers, musicians, bikers, jugglers, parents, children, and more. We have a vested interest in making our community a good one. That’s why we have guidelines for how community members treat one another. If you violate these rules, you may be asked to leave.

Remember that Dev Night is an all-ages space. It’s important to be aware of your audience and give people the opportunity to opt-out of participating in a showcase or an event.

Constructive Criticism

We firmly believe that everyone who visits Dev Night has a right to the open exchange of ideas and critique. No one is too much of an expert or too fresh of a newbie to show us their work. Basically, we don’t tolerate making other people feel stupid.


Like we said above—everyone has the right to bring their ideas to Dev Night. We’re interested in what you’re working on and we want to get to know you. We will not tolerate discrimination against other community members based on age, race, gender, and orientation. We choose to confront instances of harassment, rather than looking the other way.

Respecting the Space

Dev Night is a fun time, but it meets in a place where serious work happens. We gather here with permission from the developers who allow us to inhabit their office for several hour each week. Respect for the private property and working atmosphere of the space is essential. Theft and property damage are not tolerated. Don’t be destructive toward the space, whether that’s leaving a mess or kicking a hole in the wall.

Reporting Issues

If, at any point, you feel like you were involved in inappropriate activity, please get in contact with a Dev Knight as soon as possible. Reporting disrespectful behavior to a Dev Knight will result in fast disciplinary action.

If there are any questions, concerns, or general feedback, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

If you wish to contact the Dev Knights anonymously, you can do so using this form.