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Code of Conduct

PyNash is a community intended to provide a safe space for professional networking, education, and collaboration in the local Python developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all of our community members to have enjoyable and fulfilling experiences. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other community members both online and in person.

To make clear what is expected, all PyNash organizers, speakers, sponsors, and community members are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code during PyNash meetings as well as in any official online discussion channels.

Our Standards

PyNash is dedicated to providing a positive, harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to:

Members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a community member violates these rules, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including issuing a warning or banning the member from the community permanently.

We appreciate your help in making PyNash a welcoming, friendly, professional space for everyone.

Weapons Policy

No weapons are allowed at PyNash meetings. “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.

Attendees are further expected to comply with all state and local laws on this matter.


All PyNash community members are subject to this Code of Conduct. This includes PyNash organizers, speakers. In addition, all sponsors and vendors are subject to this Code of Conduct as well.

Reporting Guidelines

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct in an official PyNash space, or witness someone violating this code of conduct, please contact an organizer immediately. You may report the violation in a number of ways:

All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. In those cases, the identities of all victims, reporters, and the accused will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.

Organizers will be happy to help members contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist any attendee to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your presence.

When making a report, please include:


Only permanent actions (such as bans) may be appealed. To appeal a decision, please contact with your appeal and PyNash will review the case.


This code of conduct was originally forked from the example policy provided by the GeekFeminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers. Portions taken from the PyCon 2018 Code of Conduct and the PyTennessee 2019 Code of Conduct.

The PyNash Code of Conduct is similarly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.