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PyCon 2019 Code of Conduct Transparency Report

PyCon 2019 Transparency ReportThe PyCon Code of Conduct sets standards for how our community interacts with others during the conference. A Code of Conduct without appropriate reporting and response procedures is difficult to enforce transparently, and furthermore a lack of transparency in the outcomes of Code of Conduct incidents leaves the community without knowledge of how or if the organizers worked to resolve incidents. In our efforts to continue to improve how PyCon handles CoC incidents, staff, volunteers and community members participated in a CoC training prior to PyCon 2019. In having more people trained we provided a more thorough process for reporting and responses. With that in mind, we have prepared the following to help the community understand what kind of incidents we received reports about and how the PyCon staff responded. OverviewReportsThis year, PyCon Staff and Incident Responders were notified of 11 incidents. For summary purposes we categorized each report using a…
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PyCon is here and so are the PyCon Sprints (May 6 - 9). For those who have not heard of OR attended the Sprints, we want to invite you to attend!

The PyCon Sprints are a time set aside for you and the developers of your favorite tools to work TOGETHER to make those tools better: fix bugs, add features, and improve documentation.

It is also a place for you to invite others to work on your project.

There are a number of initiatives at PyCon every year to help ensure that the Sprints go off without a hitch.

Sat: Mentored Sprints (New this year, registration required, currently sold out)
Sun: Sprint Leader presentations/project descriptions
Sun: "Intro to Sprints" workshop
Mon-Thu: the Sprints!

What can you expect at each of these events?

Mentored Sprints (Saturday): These are new this year and are a chance for attendees from groups traditionally underrepresented in the open source community to have hands-on support in a welcoming environment during their open source journey. While …

Building the PSF: the Q2 2019 Fundraiser

Building the PSF: the Q2 2019 Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our past fundraisers! Donations, memberships, and sponsorships support sprints, meetups, community events, Python documentation, fiscal sponsorships, software development, and community projects.

We can’t do any of this without your financial contributions. We’ve just launched a new fundraiser for 2019! Please donate today and help us meet our goal of $60,000 by May 22nd!
Your donations have IMPACT!The PSF awarded $118,543 in financial aid to 143 PyCon attendees in 2018$324,000 was paid in grants in 2018 to recipients in 51 different countriesDonations and fundraisers resulted in $489,152 of revenue. This represents 15% of our total 2018 revenue. PSF and PyCon sponsors contributed over $1,071K in revenue! We understand the need for transparency and hope to help our community and stakeholders find necessary information about the PSF in a single place. We’re proud to launch our first ever Annual Report. 2…

Thank You Facebook and Instagram for supporting the Python Software Foundation!

Introducing Facebook and Instagram PyCon 2019 Principal Sponsors!Facebook and Instagram have been big supporters of the Python language through sponsored development of PyTorch and Pyre. This year the PSF is proud to have Facebook and Instagram as Principal Sponsors of our foundation and PyCon 2019 in Cleveland. They want to share the variety of ways they're not only using Python but how they’ve implemented it in creating, teaching, and developing their programs. We spoke with them to find out more about their recent efforts in the Python community, and here’s what they had to share regarding the integration of Python in their systems by team.Facebook Production Engineering

 There are engineers within Facebook that are 100% focused on maintaining the Python infrastructure of the other developers that use Python.

There's a whole category of software written at Facebook that's basically like the glue that holds all the other software together. The vast majority of that glue…

An update regarding PyCon 2019 sponsor DataCamp

The PyCon staff is saddened to hear that one of our sponsors, DataCamp, had an incident where one of their employees was sexually harassed. We were also distressed to find it was unclear if Datacamp had addressed this incident with the seriousness it requires. PyCon and the Python Software Foundation take this issue seriously and we want to emphasize---for Datacamp and everyone---that such behavior is not tolerated at PyCon or any Python Software Foundation affiliated event.

The Python community must hold itself to a higher standard. We would like to reemphasize our values of inclusiveness and a willingness to act on behalf of the vulnerable members of our community as written in the Python Software Foundation code of conduct, and our guidelines, as written up in the PyCon code of conduct.

The Python Software Foundation Board, Python Software Foundation Executive Director, and myself have taken time to discuss the situation taking into account the concerns of our community, public discu…

Welcome Capital One: Python Software Foundation Principal Sponsor

A big welcome and thank you to Capital One for joining the PSF as a Principal sponsor!
Capital One is also a PyCon 2019 Principal sponsor and is excited to share a few things with attendees, including a deeper look at their intelligent virtual assistant, Eno. Eno’s NLP models were built in-house with Python. Eno is a key component of the customer experience at Capital One, proactively looking out for customers and their money. Eno notifies customers about unusual transactions or duplicate charges, helping to spot fraud in its tracks. It also sends bill reminders and makes paying your bill as easy as sending a text or emoji; plus, its new virtual card capabilities let customers shop online without using their real credit card number.

The benefits they’ve seen by developing Eno with Python are numerous: fast time to market, the ability to prototype and iterate quickly, ease of integration with machine learning frameworks, and extensive support for everything we need (like Kafka and Red…