PYCON UK

Code Of Conduct

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, whether officially sponsored by PyCon UK or not.

To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers at any PyCon UK event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will ensure that it is enforced throughout the event.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

The Short Version

PyCon UK is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for PyCon UK.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organisers.

The Long Version

Harassment includes offensive communication related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors and sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Reporting Harassment

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you should contact a member of the conference committee. Please see these reporting guidelines.

Contact details will be made available shortly before the conference.

Reports of harassment will be dealt with according to these guidelines.


The document is derived from PyCon US's Code of Conduct, which was forked from the example policy on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.