Code of Conduct

PyCon Lithuania is a community event for everyone who is interested in Python. Everybody who attends our event is required to conform to this Code of Conduct (CoC). This includes online communications, conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, founders, moderators, organisers and volunteers.

Why do we have a Code of Conduct?

The principles

Where does the Code of Conduct apply

Sponsors, affiliates, and exhibitors

What can happen if the CoC is violated?

What to do in case of violations?

Guidelines for reporting incidents

Other assistance

Reporting and contact information

Reports about a Code of Conduct response team member

 

Why do we have a Code of Conduct?

Our goals with having this Code of Conduct are:

The Code of Conduct isn't an exhaustive list of things that you must do, or can't do. Rather, take it in the spirit in which it's intended. It's a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the communities in which we participate, and which we represent.

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, please report it. Contact details are listed at the end of this page.

 

The principles

This event may provide alcoholic drinks. However, participants are expected to drink responsibly. Alcohol use or other intoxication are never accepted as an excuse for CoC violations.

Where does the Code of Conduct apply

This Code of Conduct applies to all spaces managed by PyCon Lithuania. This includes:

The Code of Conduct does not exclusively apply to events on an official agenda. For example, if after a scheduled social event you go to a bar with a group of fellow participants, and someone harasses you there, we would still treat that as a CoC violation. Similarly, harassment in Twitter direct messages related to PyCon Lithuania can still be covered under this Code of Conduct.

In addition, violations of this code outside our spaces may affect a person's ability to participate in them

 

Sponsors, affiliates, and exhibitors

When you sponsor PyCon Lithuania, we welcome you as a member of our community, and we expect you to be respectful to the community you operate within.

All exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the Code of Conduct. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) must not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

In addition, sponsors and affiliates of conference, and online activities should not employ aggressive recruiting techniques, invasive marketing behavior, or similar actions towards community members. In case of violations, sponsors might be sanctioned and expelled from the event or activity with no return of the sponsorship contribution.

 

What can happen if the CoC is violated?

In case of a Code of Conduct violation, some of the most common actions organisers may take are:

The action taken is at the discretion of the Code of Conduct team. Participants are expected to comply immediately, and further action may be taken in case a participant does not comply. A record will be kept of all incidents.

 

What to do in case of violations?

If a Code of Conduct incident happens that affects you, or witness it affecting someone else, please contact the appropriate CoC team immediately. See the contact details below.

 

Guidelines for reporting incidents

Please do not feel like you may be a burden to us by reporting incidents. Even if you happen to report multiple incidents. We rather consider reports an opportunity for us to act: by knowing about an incident, we can act on it, and often prevent it from continuing or repeating. But if we don’t know, we can’t take action.

If you are not sure whether the situation was a Code of Conduct violation, or whether the CoC applied to that particular space, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a additional reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct or the processes surrounding it.

In your report please include, when possible:

If you don’t all of this information at the time, please still make the report and include as much information as you have.

If you feel unsafe reporting in person, you may choose someone to represent you. In this case, we’d need their contact information, but we’d ask you to make clear that this person represents you.

All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases a public statement might be required (for example in a CoC transparency report following conferences), but these reports are anonymized and do not include any personally identifying information.

 

Other assistance

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. However, we will not contact security or law enforcement without your consent, except if the safety risk is so significant that there is no other reasonable option.

 

Reporting and contact information

You can use this form for reporting an incident:

https://forms.gle/JWxF7s2ANftRMTDk8

You can also report incidents to any of those people:

Robertas. You can access him directly during event or on Slack.

Karina. Email: karina,klinkeviciute@gmail.com Phone: +447562300999, also directly or on Slack

 

Reports about a Code of Conduct response team member

If your report concerns a member of the Code of Conduct team of a conference, you can report the issue to any other team response member or any other organiser.

Credits

This Code of Conduct is based on the Code of Conduct for Write The Docs.