Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

PyCon Africa 2024 is a community-driven conference designed for networking and collaboration among developers from all over Africa.

We highly value each member's participation in the Python community and strive to ensure that all attendees enjoy a fulfilling experience. As such, respect and courtesy are expected from everyone during the conference and at all related events.

To clarify the expected behavior, all staff, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers, and volunteers at any PyCon Africa event must adhere to the following Code of Conduct. This policy is enforced throughout the event by the organizers.


The Python Software Community across Africa is vibrant, consisting of members with diverse skills, personalities, cultures, and experiences. It's through these differences that our community finds strength and achieves growth. We encourage all community interactions to be guided by the following principles, which help steer our interactions and maintain a positive, successful, and growing community:

  • Being open: Community members are open to collaboration, whether it's on PEPs, patches, problems, or other initiatives.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community: Our actions and decisions should reflect respect for our community processes and contribute positively.
  • Acknowledging time and effort: We value the volunteer efforts throughout our community and are considerate in our feedback and discussions.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences: Constructive comments and criticism are vital for our growth and improvement.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members: We strive to be mindful in our interactions, recognizing the diversity in our community.
  • Being considerate and respectful: We treat others with respect, recognizing their contributions and differing needs.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism: Disagreements, when approached with openness and respect, can lead to growth and understanding.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language: Our community thrives on involvement from all people, making a concerted effort to be inclusive to all.


Every member of our community deserves respect, and we are committed to making participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of personal and demographic characteristics.

Inappropriate Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • Harassment in any form.
  • Intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Invasive recording or photography.
  • Publishing others' private information without explicit permission.
  • Offensive comments related to personal characteristics.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Weapons Policy

No weapons will be allowed at PyCon Africa 2024 events, consistent with venue policies.


Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, from issuing a warning to the offender to expelling them from the conference with no refund.


This Code of Conduct applies to all participants at PyCon Africa 2024 events, including:

  • Talks, workshops, parties, and any associated social events.
  • Online interactions related to the conference, including posts related to the conference on social media.

The Code of Conduct applies both within conference spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing PyCon Africa or its community. Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the event organizing team at

NB: This code of conduct has been adapted from the Python Software Foundation, under whose guidance local Python communities operate. The full original code of conduct can be found on their website.

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