TWIML Community Values and Guidelines

We pride ourselves on building and growing a robust, collaborative, and welcoming global community of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence practitioners and enthusiasts. It is critical that every member of our community adheres to and supports our Mission, Values, and Community Guidelines:

Mission

To enrich the lives of our fellow community members and their communities, and help make ML and AI more accessible, by collaborating with a broad and diverse spectrum of ML and AI researchers, practitioners, learners and innovators.

Values

We value belonging: Everyone is welcome – we welcome AI/ML practitioners and learners of all levels
We value diversity: We seek to have a community with a broad array of backgrounds and experiences
We value collaboration: We value collaboration across our community and encourage all community members to come together to inspire personal growth and development in each other
We value curiosity, continuous learning & improvement: We encourage everyone in the community to explore all aspects of ML/AI and to demonstrate an attitude of continuous learning and improvement
We value respect: We will respect the inherent value and dignity of every individual in our community
We value contribution to the community: We encourage all community members to embody a spirit of giving and contributing to the community
We value positive impact: We strive to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live, learn, and work
We value open-mindedness: We encourage all community members to keep an open mind and consider all the possible outcomes of the work we do together
We value innovation: We encourage community members to be creative and innovate. Don’t be afraid to try new things

Community Guidelines

Do:

  • Be considerate of others and approach all interactions with community members with a spirit of collaboration and kindness. Treat others the way you would want to be treated
  • Acknowledge each other’s differences in backgrounds, skills, interests and values. Our primary goal is to learn from each other
  • Respect others and their opinions even if they differ from your own. Challenge the idea, not the person
  • Support your statements with evidence, properly cite the source you are quoting and provide rationale for your points
  • Be mindful of how much space you are taking in the discussion. Allow others to express their opinions
  • Contribute to community discussions and events as you are able
  • Respect the platform and community we have collectively built at TWIML

Don’t:

  • Attack or harass others. Abusive or illegal behavior will not be tolerated
  • Copy and paste entire articles or web pages
  • Present someone else’s work as your own
  • Post comments that are off-topic
  • Post spam, commercial advertising, self-promotion and comments containing only a link to another website. This includes the discussion and private messages