Code of Conduct

The Python community is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you’re working with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep Python a positive, successful, and growing community.

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 North Bay Python 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 will be listed in enforcement procedures.

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


North Bay Python Events

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at events hosted by North Bay Python, a Software Freedom Conservancy member project

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. Each event is required to provide a Code of Conduct committee that receives, evaluates, and acts on incident reports. Each event is required to provide contact information for the committee to attendees. The event Code of Conduct committee may (but is not required to) ask for advice from North Bay Python’s organizers. North Bay Python’s organizers can be reached by emailing

Contact Information

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the North Bay Python organizing team immediately. They can be reached by emailing

Procedure for Handling Incidents (incomplete)



This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Python Software Foundation’s Code of Conduct, and is licensed under the 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: