PyMCon Code of Conduct

PyMCon abides by the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct.

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

To make clear what is expected, all delegates, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers at PyMCon event are required to conform to the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

We reproduce here certain portions of the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct that are specifically relevant to PyMCon. We encourage all PyMCon participants to review the complete Code of Conduct.

The Shorter Version

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes and language are not appropriate for PyMCon.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate.

PyMCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

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

Code of Conduct Highlights Specific to PyMCon

We reproduce here certain portions of the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct that are specifically relevant to PyMCon. We encourage all PyMCon participants to review the complete Code of Conduct.

How to Report

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, please report this in a timely manner. Code of Conduct violations reduce the value of the community for everyone and we take them seriously.

You can make a personal or anonymous report through any of the following channels:

During PyMCon, we recommend contacting via email or Slack so we can take immediate action if necessary. In addition to contacting directly the Diversity committee, we also encourage you to make a report using our reporting form.

To file a report anonymously please use the online form

What to include in a report

Our ability to address any Code of Conduct breaches in a timely and effective manner is impacted by the amount of information you can provide, so our reporting form asks you to include as much of the following information as you can:


At PyMCon, if a participant engages in behavior that violates the Code of Conduct, the conference organizers and staff may take any action they deem appropriate.

Potential consequences for violating the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct at PyMCon include:

Person(s) Responsible for Resolving Complaints

All reports of breaches of the code of conduct will be investigated and handled by the PyMCon Diversity Committee, consulting the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct Enforcement Team when necessary.

The current PyMCon Diversity Committee consists of:

Conflicts of Interest

In the event of any conflict of interest, the committee member will immediately notify and recuse themselves if necessary.

If you are concerned about making a report that will be read by any of the above individuals, please fill NumFOCUS report form, which will submit the report to NumFOCUS Code of Conduct Enforcement Team

Appealing a Decision

To appeal a decision, contact Oriol Abril-Pla at with your appeal and the Executive committee or the NumFOCUS Code of Conduct Enforcement Team will review the case.

Timeline Summary:

Confirming Receipt

The Diversity Committee will make every effort to acknowledge receipt of a report within 24 hours (and we’ll aim for much more quickly than that).

Reviewing the Report

We will make all efforts to review the incident within three days.

Consequences & Resolution

We aim to respond within one week to the original reporter with either a resolution or an explanation of why the situation is not yet resolved.

Issue Log

A summary of reported incidents will be provided after the event.


For sections that are present both in this page and in NumFOCUS complete Code of Conduct such as "how to report" or "Appealing a Decision", the directives here take precedence.

This page has been adapted from numerous sources, mainly PyData Code of Conduct and JupyterCon Code of Conduct.