Code of Business Conduct

Short version

PySangamam is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference 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 conference participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

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

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

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

Long version


Everyone at the PySangamam conference are expected to follow a code of conduct. This document shall serve as the reference point for the code, and also as a place for discussion on any rules that need to be added/changed removed.

We are here as a community to deliberate on the topics of the forum. Be nice to everyone.

  • Be empathetic
  • Be questioning, as it furthers the discussion
  • Discuss ideas, not people and their personalities (as that would be ad-hominem)

Broadly, the following have no space in the community:

  • Harassment
  • Sexism

Anyone found in violation of the code of business conduct will be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

Who does it apply to?

The code of conduct is applicable equally to all members who are part of the conference. This includes:

  • Organizers
  • Volunteers
  • Speakers
  • Sponsors
  • Reviewers

It is important to emphasize that everyone is expected to follow the rules, and can be penalised as appropriate in case of violations.



We strongly condemn any kind of harassment of any fellow participant, speaker or representative from sponsors’ organization.

Members are expected to stay civil in their discussions online as well as offline. Especially towards newer members who may be asking very basic questions or are not aware of the conventions of online conversations. Members are also expected to warn and then report any violations.

Any actions falling under the banner of harassment will invite a warning or an immediate ban depending on the seriousness.


Members of the group shall try to make participants comfortable by not indulging into sexist behavior. They will not use nude/pornographic content while interacting with the group. They will also not use sexist references in way of humour.

Being sexist includes offensive remarks or jokes made about women, men, persons of non-binary genders and those with physical disabilities, or on the basis of sexuality, race, caste or religion.

Use of images that objectify the human body are heavily discouraged unless absolutely relevant to the discussion. Inappropriate physical contact and invasion of private space. Deliberate intimidation, unwelcome gestures and stalking is NOT OK.

Any activities as highlighted above or anything that falls into the same bag will not be encouraged and such actions will invite a warning and a subsequent ban from the group.

Piracy or Spam

Members shall not share any pirated content in online or offline discussions. This includes pirated copies of books, educational videos, software and torrent link to them. Any such content will be removed by moderators without warning.

Reporting Violations

Please report in confidence by getting in touch with the numbers below. These are received by PySangamam Organizers who can address this quickly. Violators, regardless of their standing, may be expelled from the forum, without a refund (where payment was applicable), and reported to the authorities.

Name Phone Number
Bhavani Ravi Redacted
Shrayas Redacted


This Code of Conduct was forked with modification from the Chennai-JS Code of Conduct and the HasGeek Code of Conduct which was forked from the PyCon US Code of Conduct, which in turn was forked from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers and available under a Creative Commons Zero license.

The Conference Code of Conduct for PySangamam is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.