JupyterCon Code of Conduct and Reporting Guide


Code of Conduct

Project Jupyter is an engaged and respectful community made up of people from all over the world, committed to fostering a productive, harassment-free environment for everyone. Please read the full Project Jupyter Code of Conduct.

At JupyterCon:

Fundamentally, we are committed to fostering a productive, harassment-free environment for everyone. Rather than considering this code an exhaustive list of things that you can’t do, take it in the spirit it is intended - a guide to make it easier to enrich all of us and the communities in which we participate.

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of any ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, physical appearance, family status, technological or professional choices, academic discipline, religion, mental ability, and physical ability.
  • Be considerate. Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we're a world-wide community. You may be communicating with someone with a different primary language or cultural background.
  • Be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior or poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
  • Be careful in the words that you choose. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other community members. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Violent threats or violent language directed against another person
    • Discriminatory jokes and language
    • Posting sexually explicit or violent material
    • Posting (or threatening to post) other people's personally identifying information ("doxing")
    • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms
    • Unwelcome sexual attention
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
    • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop
  • Moderate your expectations. Please respect that community members choose how they spend their time on the project. A thoughtful question about your expectations is preferable to demands for another person's time.
  • When we disagree, try to understand why. Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time and Jupyter is no exception. Try to understand where others are coming from, as seeing a question from their viewpoint may help find a new path forward. And don’t forget that it is human to err: blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere, while we can learn from mistakes to find better solutions.
  • A simple apology can go a long way. It can often de-escalate a situation, and telling someone that you are sorry is an act of empathy that doesn’t automatically imply an admission of guilt.

Reporting

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 report by:

  • Phone: A local phone number will be provided and monitored for the duration of the event.
  • In person: Contact a JupyterCon staff member or visit the customer service desk at conference registration. When taking a personal report, event staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff member to ensure your report is managed properly. This can be uncomfortable, but we'll handle it respectfully and you can bring someone to support you.
  • By Email: Send a message to conduct@numfocus.org. Event organizers will respond promptly.
  • Online Form: NumFOCUS Code of Conduct Report (your name and contact information are not required). Our team will help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support (which could include services and transportation as available), or otherwise respectfully assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Our team will help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support (which could include services and transportation as available), or otherwise respectfully assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Contact information for the following will be provided at the event:

  • Email
  • Venue security
  • Law enforcement
  • Local sexual assault hot line
  • Non-emergency medical (e.g., urgent care, day clinic)
  • Taxi

Enforcement

For more information about enforcement and what happens after a report is filed, see https://numfocus.org/code-of-conduct.

Issue Log

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