PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Code of Conduct

PyCon US is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events.

To make clear what is expected, all staff, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers at any PyCon event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct, as set forth by the Python Software Foundation. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Our Community

Members of the Python community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:

Our Standards

Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The Python community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.

Inappropriate Behavior

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Weapons Policy

No weapons are allowed at PyCon or Python Software Foundation events. Weapons include but are not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.


If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Python community Code of Conduct team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets. The full list of consequences for inappropriate behavior is listed in the Enforcement Procedures.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.


PSF/PyCon Events

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at PyCon:

The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:

The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and phone applications, including:

Event organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

PSF/PyCon Online Spaces

This Code of Conduct applies to the following online spaces:

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people in official PyCon or Python Software Foundation online spaces:

The PyCon Code of Conduct work group will receive and evaluate incident reports from the online communities listed above. The PyCon Code of Conduct work group will work with online community administrators/moderators to suggest actions to take in response to a report. In cases where the administrators/moderators disagree on the suggested resolution for a report, the PyCon Code of Conduct work group may choose to notify the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group or the Python Software Foundation board.

Contact Information

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, ease contact a member of the event staff immediately. They can be reached by emailing

In case of a conflict of interest, you can individually contact:

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist any attendee to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Procedure for Handling Incidents

Procedure For Reporting Code of Conduct Incidents

Enforcement Procedures


This Code of Conduct is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license.

Additional new language and modifications were created by Sage Sharp of Otter Tech.

Language was incorporated from the following Codes of Conduct: