Code of Conduct

PyCon Lithuania aims to be a welcoming event where people meet in a friendly environment. Accordingly, all participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to other participants throughout the conference.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at PyCon Lithuania 2018 event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code before and throughout the event (including related activities such as the social events).

In short

PyCon Lithuania is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, evening events, and the conference hotel.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Don’t publish individual photographs of people without their consent. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for PyCon Lithuania.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Longer version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for PyCon Lithuania.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including a warning to the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues, the conference hotel, and conference-related social events.

Reporting harassment

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Conduct team immediately either in person, or by sending an email to karina.klinkeviciute@gmail.com.

If the matter is especially urgent, please notify PyCon Lithuania staff via email. We will provide more instant points of contact (Slack, phone) once we are closer to the conference.

If you’re currently afraid of your physical safety or are in danger, contact local law enforcement in Lithuania: Emergency (Fire, Medical, Police): 112

The PyCon Lithuania staff is well informed on how to deal with the incident and how to further proceed with the situation. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.