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PyCon US 2013: Announcing the Harassment incident handling guidelines.

Monday, October 22, 2012

With PyCon 2012 we happily adopted a Code of Conduct/Non Harassment Policy. We derived our version from personal experiences within the community and the ten year lifetime of the conference, and the community as a whole. We discussed it with staff, volunteers and debated it publicly.

In 2012 we had an internal policy and set of guidelines for enforcement - inspired by the Ada Initiative's excellent work we are publicly publishing our guidelines for Attendee and Staff responses to harassment or Code of Conduct violation incidents.

We hope that providing these documents and procedures publicly, we reenforce our dedication to providing a safe and welcoming environment to everyone. We also hope to inspire other conferences - big and small - to adopt similar procedures and public documentation.

We would like to once again thank the Ada Initiative for their work (donate here) - as well as all of the people and groups who have helped create this these documents and help bring awareness to these issues.

The Python Software Foundation adopted a diversity statement  some time ago, we hope that by enacting these policies and guides we show continued dedication to the community as a whole.

Feedback may be sent to Jesse Noller, PyCon Chair

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