Code of Conduct

PyColorado is a community conference. It serves as a place to learn, grow, network and collaborate in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. All attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially part of PyColorado or not.

To make clear what is expected, all staff, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers at any PyColorado event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

Our Standards

PyColorado is dedicated to providing a positive conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education or socio-economic status.

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Being kind to others.
  • Behaving professionally.
  • Assuming positive intent in others.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members.

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • Harassment of conference participants in any form.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following.
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
  • Sexual language and imagery in any conference venue, including talks.
  • Insults or put downs.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or ableist jokes.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances.
  • Unwelcome physical contact.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience.

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

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. This will typically begin with a warning. If the behavior continues, the participant will be removed from the conference with no refund.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.


If you feel this Code of Conduct has been violated, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the PyColorado staff (members will be wearing t-shirts that say STAFF on them).

You can also contact us by email at any time:

Any Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or assist anyone experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

Weapons Policy

No weapons are allowed at conference venues, including but 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 PyColorado attendees and participants are subject to this code of conduct. This includes PyColorado organizers and volunteers, as well as attendees of the tutorials, workshops, summits, poster sessions, receptions and sponsored or unofficial events.

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) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.


This Code of Conduct is based heavily on the PyCon Code of Conduct licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

It pulls language from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers, which is under a Creative Commons Zero license as well as Contributor Covenant version 1.4 (licensed CC BY 4.0), Django Project Code of Conduct (licensed CC BY 3.0), Rust Code of Conduct, Citizen Code of Conduct (licensed CC BY SA 3.0), Affect Conf Code of Conduct (licensed CC BY 3.0).