The PYNAM is governed by a formal code of conduct. In short, members and participants of our events are expected to contribute to an environment that is open and welcoming, considerate and respectful.

Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:
  • Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it’s on PEPs, patches, problems, or otherwise.
  • 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 often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
  • 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 – other Python users.
  • Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their 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.

During meetup, Workshop or Conference
  • All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout the durations of events. All communication should be appropriate for a general audience, which will include people from many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not welcome.

PYNAM will not tolerate:
  • Sexist, racist or other exclusionary language, imagery or behaviour.
  • Intimidating or threatening language or behaviour.
  • Insulting or unpleasant language or behaviour.
  • Harassment or unwanted attention of any form.

If there is a problem:
  • If you are troubled by the behaviour of another attendee please speak immediately to any member of the executive team. Your concern will be heard in confidence and taken seriously. Any concern, whatever it is, will be immediately passed on to a member of the executive team. The committee will investigate promptly and if necessary will take appropriate action

NB: This code of conduct has been adapted from the Python Software Foundation, the Global body for all local Python communities, in which we are a part of. You can find the original full code of conduct here.