PyCon NL 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 participants 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, organisers, and volunteers at any PyCon NL event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.


Members of the Python community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviors that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:
  • Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
  • Acknowledging time and effort. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Python community. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that oftentimes the labour was completed simply for the good of the community.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
  • Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers.
  • Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.


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, religion (or lack thereof), education, cultural and cognitive variations, or socio-economic status.


Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:
  • Harassment of any participants in any form
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
  • Language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks, that sexualises, insults, demeans, or attacks groups or specific individuals
  • Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (e.g., textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds
Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately.


We consider PyCon NL a great setting to showcase the work of the community and would like to encourage networking and business related discussions, as well as keep the conference presentations meaningful and interesting for everyone.
We therefore:
  • primarily make company marketing, promotional or recruiting related activities at the conference available to our paid sponsors, unless agreed otherwise;
  • request presentations - outside the official recruiting sessions - to focus on Python related topics, not on recruitment.
The PyCon NL organisation will be happy to answer any questions related to marketing or recruiting activities.


If a participant engages in behaviour that violates this Code of Conduct, the PyCon NL organization team may take action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets.
Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly community for everyone.



This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at PyCon NL:
  • staff
  • speakers
  • panellists
  • tutorial or workshop leaders
  • poster presenters
  • people invited to meetings or summits
  • exhibitors
  • organisers
  • volunteers
  • sponsors
  • all attendees
The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:
  • exhibit hall or vendor tabling area
  • panel and presentation rooms
  • hackathon or sprint rooms
  • tutorial or workshop leaders
  • poster session rooms
  • summit or meeting rooms
  • staff areas
  • meal areas
  • party suites
  • walkways, hallways, elevators, and stairs that connect any of the above spaces
The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and phone applications, including:
  • comments made on official conference phone apps
  • comments made on event video hosting services
  • comments made on the official event hashtag or panel hashtags
Event organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.


If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the PyCon NL organisation immediately. They can be reached by emailing which is monitored by .
In case of a conflict of interest, you can individually contact:
  • Person that’s not in the group of “monitors names here” above
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact 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.
Local Emergency Numbers
  • (European) emergency services:112
  • Non-emergency police services:0900-8844


When the organization team receives a report of a possible Code of Conduct violation, it will:
  1. Acknowledge the receipt of the report.
  2. Evaluate conflicts of interest.
  3. Call a meeting with the organization team who do not have a conflict of interest.
  4. Evaluate the reported incident.
  5. Propose a behavioral modification plan.
  6. Propose consequences for the reported behavior.
  7. Vote on behavioral modification plan and consequences for the reported person.
  8. Contact online community administrators/moderators to approve the behavioral modification plan and consequences.
  9. Follow up with the reported person.
  10. Decide further responses.
  11. Follow up with the reporter.


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


This code of conduct is based on the EuroPython Society Code of Conduct, which was in turn based on the PyCon US Code of Conduct. The PyCon US 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.
Language was incorporated from the following Codes of Conduct: