Code of Conduct
PyGotham is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, 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 in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. In the event of serious infractions of the code of conduct, PyGotham TV staff may share incident details and offenders’ names with third parties including but not limited to: venue staff, local law enforcement, and staff of other conferences. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges.
PyGotham has an additional rule of no videotaping or photography without prior permission. If you wish to photograph, film or record any attendee, including speakers, you must first ask for their permission to do so.
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. We value your attendance.
- Email address for organizers
- Phone number for conference organizers
- Local law enforcement, emergency
- Local law enforcement, non-emergency
- Local sexual assault hotline
- 800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311
- Local medical, emergency
- Local medical, non-emergency
We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.