Code of Conduct Transparency Report

Posted by The PyCascades Team on March 19, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

PyCascades is an inclusive, friendly, and welcoming community. We want to encourage the underrepresented group members to participate in our events. As a part of our ongoing efforts to promote inclusivity and diversity in our community, we adopted, publicized, and enforced the Code of Conduct.

  • We required all attendees, speakers, and sponsors, to adhere to our Code of Conduct during registration to the conference.
  • The speaker’s information package included a reminder that their presentation should conform with our Code of Conduct.
  • We publicized our Code of Conduct and the hotline number during the welcome address.
  • We posted printed signs of Code of Conduct and the hotline number in multiple locations in the venues.


Following the conference, here is an anonymized list of CoC-related incidents that occurred during the conference:

  • One of the speakers made a comment that was considered to be bashing of another programming language. The speaker was notified, and they apologized. The specific comment has been removed from the final talk video.

This report is anonymized and published for the sake of maintaining transparency, and to encourage folks in our community to report incidents that might disrupt the atmosphere we work hard to provide.


We’d like to thank the Django and Write The Docs community, both have been pioneering such efforts. Their dedication to inclusive, safe spaces in tech communities and events is an inspiration to us, and we hope to see similar efforts in other communities.

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