PyBay is one of many SFPython community events intended for developers interested in Python and related technologies to learn, share, network, collaborate, and have fun.
We value the participation of all and want everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, we ask all attendees to contribute positively and show respect and courtesy to others throughout, whether the event happens online or in-person.
All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct.
Organizers will enforce this code throughout the events and associated communication mediums including but not limited to chats, tweets, and mailing list.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please act to intercede or ask for help. Please call or SMS (415) 877-9229 to reach COC staff. This rings staff phones and alerts the CoC Slack channel. You can also email staff personnel - Grace Law (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Yarko Tymciurak (email@example.com).
SFPython and PyBay is dedicated to providing a positive and harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, or level of experience. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form, nor do we tolerate any behavior that would reasonably lead to another event participant being made to feel unsafe, insecure, or frightened for their physical or emotional well-being. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
In short: Contribute positively. Share your knowledge. Help others out. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
In case of a Code of Conduct violation, some of the most common actions organisers may take are:
The action taken is at the discretion of the Code of Conduct team. Participants are expected to comply immediately, and further action may be taken in case a participant does not comply. A record will be kept of all incidents.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please act to intercede or ask for help.
For online events, please call or SMS (415) 877-9229 to reach COC staff. This rings staff phones and alerts the CoC Slack channel. You can also email staff personnel - Grace Law (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Yarko Tymciurak (email@example.com).
For in-person events, you can also report the incident to organizers, event crew (wearing PyBay CREW T-shirt), or security officers at our events.
If your report concerns a member of the Code of Conduct team of a conference, you can report the issue to any other team response member or any other organiser.
If you believe anyone is in physical danger, please notify security officers or appropriate law enforcement first when possible. If you are unsure which law enforcement agency is appropriate, please include this in your report and we will attempt to notify them.
Please do not feel like you may be a burden to us by reporting incidents. Even if you happen to report multiple incidents. We rather consider reports an opportunity for us to act: by knowing about an incident, we can act on it, and often prevent it from continuing or repeating. But if we don’t know, we can’t take action.
If you are not sure whether the situation was a Code of Conduct violation, or whether the CoC applied to that particular space, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have additional reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct or the processes surrounding it.
In your report please include, when possible:
If you don't have all of this information at the time, please still make the report and include as much information as you have.
If you feel unsafe reporting in person, you may choose someone to represent you. In this case, we’d need their contact information, but we’d ask you to make clear that this person represents you.
When handling a report, we follow Code of Conduct Response Guide.
All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases a public statement might be required (for example in a CoC transparency report following conferences), but these reports are anonymized and do not include any personally identifying information.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. However, we will not contact security or law enforcement without your consent, except if the safety risk is so significant that there is no other reasonable option.
Portions of this Code of Conduct are based on: