Code Of Conduct

Purpose and Objective

PyCon Korea welcomes all participants

The PyCon Korea Code of Conduct (after this called Code of Conduct, CoC) is the most basic promise that all members must observe to create a Python Community that welcomes everyone.

PyCon Korea:

Why is it important to embrace all participants?

PyCon Korea believes that an attitude of respecting diversity is the source of making society and the community more abundant. To find solutions to solve difficult problems and help the community to continue to grow and bring about positive changes to the world, it is necessary to have various experiences and perspectives are needed.

PyCon Korea does not tolerate discrimination and harassment

Accordance with the Code of Conduct, the PyCon Korea Organizing Team, can: 

The Code of Conduct applies to all situations related to the event

The Code of Conduct applies to events hosted by Python user groups, processes accompanying the event, and all participants taking part in such processes.

Please read carefully

This does not contain the entire list of things that you should not do. What is more important is to truly comprehend the intent of the contents of this Code of Conduct and use it as a guideline to treat each other better. Rather than following this Code of Conduct to the letter, we would like to advise you to think about the consequences and reasoning of the specific action with the CoC in mind.


Let’s create a welcoming mood

All participants should feel that they are welcomed, regardless of their background. People who feel hostile or unwelcomed will hesitate to take part in the community. Please create a welcoming mood to help the Python community grow.

Make PyCon Korea safe

Always take responsibility for what you say and behave. PyCon Korea is an event joined by various people. It is prohibited to speak or act in a threatening way, or that can be dangerous to others so that everyone can feel that the community is safe and reliable.

Please respect differences

Please create an event that everyone can enjoy regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, race, region, religion, age, social status, education, intellectual level, appearance, disability, disease, preferred diets, etc.

Your form of speech and behavior may be taken differently by from what you intended. Stop your speech and behavior as soon as possible if the other person feels uncomfortable.

Do not pretend that you are a member of the PyCon Korea Organizing Team or a staff, or distribute false information

Impersonation of staff can confuse the participants with false information, and people in need may not get the help they need in time. The PyCon Korea Organizing Team does not publish or distribute the information other than the official channels. It is to prevent the disadvantages of the information divide among attendees.


Please respect the speaker when speaking

Discussions are mutual

Many people participate in conversations in various places, like Open Space, PyCon Korea’s public Slack channel for the conference, and YouTube Channel. Always remember that the opinion of others is just as important as yours. Do not interfere with the conversation by cutting others off, raising your voice, or sending repetitive messages.

Have constructive discussions

We all have different backgrounds and knowledge. It is natural for people to have different opinions.

Constructive criticism and condemnation are different. Constructive criticism can help with the development of the community and its members. But condemnation focusing on bringing others down or to hurting others is strictly prohibited. If you have a different opinion from another person, state your opinion in a respectful and proper attitude. Have an accepting attitude towards proper criticism, which may help you build your knowledge base.

Do not engage in one-sided propaganda or incitement

Individual thoughts and political preferences must be respected. However, one-sided propaganda or incitement that can interfere with the smooth participation in events by other participants or irrelevant to the context is prohibited.


Be careful when taking photos or videos

Always respect the intent of the person being filmed when taking a photo or video. Some people may not want to be in photos or videos.

Protect personal information

Profit-seeking Behavior

PyCon Korea prohibits the profit-seeking behavior of unauthorized organizations. Profit-seeking behavior includes selling items to gain profits and all actions that an individual or organization can gain monetary profits, whether in the short-term or long-term.

Suppose profit-seeking activity not authorized by PyCon Korea is discovered. In that case, legal measures may be taken for the smooth operation of the event.

Public Manners

PyCon Korea’s event venue is a public space attended by many people. Please keep public manners so that it can be an event for everyone to enjoy pleasantly.

Keep the noise down that can interfere with the presentation

Keep the venue clean


The Reporting process is as follows

If you have any problems or see someone else having problems or have any complaints, please request help to the PyCon Korea Organizing Team on site. In emergencies, request help from the staff and file a report to the competent authorities such as the police or fire station.

When a violation of the Code of Conduct report is received, the PyCon Korea Organizing Team shall protect the participant immediately according to the Attendee Procedure for incident handling and shall take actions so that the violation is stopped. If necessary, actions such as removal from the venue or contact to judicial/medical institutes shall be made. Utmost efforts shall be taken to protect the reporter and/or victim during the course of this process.

If you suspect, but are not sure that there was a violation of the Code of Conduct, notify the Organizing Team shall collect more information to come to a judgment and decide whether or not to take action.

Your courage can help us make a safer community.

The Code of Conduct has the following limitations

Despite various efforts to create a safe and pleasant community, the Code of Conduct cannot provide full and complete protection for participants from all threats.


Please respect the Organizing Team

Members of the PyCon Korea Organizing Team are all members of the Python community, just like you. They are volunteering their time and effort without any form of remuneration from PyCon Korea.

The PyCon Korea Organizing Team is working hard to respect and assist participants. We ask that you also show respect to the PyCon Korea Organizing Team.

All members of the PyCon Korea Organizing Team shall abide by the Code of Conduct like all other participants. Suppose members of the PyCon Korea Organizing Team violate the Code of Conduct. In that case, fair actions by procedures and standards applied to other participants shall be taken.


The PyCon Korea Code of Conduct may be subjected to change to better convey its intent, purpose, and values. Your contributions will help the PyCon Korea Code of Conduct to develop continuously.

Referred Sources

The contents of the PyCon Korea Code of Conduct referred to the ideas of people who had the same concerns and conducted research before us.


If you have any suggestions, please contribute

PyCon Korea's Code of Conduct is constantly changing to achieve the goal of creating a better community. Despite the PyCon Korea Organizing Team and many other people's painstaking efforts, there are still areas for improvement in this Code of Conduct.

You can also participate in the course of improving the Code of Conduct. If you have any suggestions or comments, or anything else regarding the Code of Conduct, please feel free to contact us at The Organizing Team will take a close look at your comments and suggestions.

The PyCon Korea Organizing Team believes in the value of transparency and documentation. If there are any changes to the Code of Conduct, we will record all changes and disclose them through the website. (Release Note)

This Code of Conduct was drafted by the PyCon Korea 2019 Organizing Team with outside experts' advice and consultation.

PyCon Korea 2020 Organizing Team updated the contents to fit the online event.Creative Commons licence