Conference Code of Conduct report

PyCon UK 2016 ran for five days and was host to well over 500 attendees.

On the final day of talks, we received two complaints that were treated as Code of Conduct issues.

Both concerned discourteous remarks made during the questions after a speakers' talks.

These issues were addressed at the conference closing session, at which we reminded audience members that:

  • informing the speaker that she is "doing it wrong"
  • calling out answers to another person’s question
  • dismissing another person’s suggestion with “that problem was solved 20 years ago”

are not examples of respectful behaviour and are not welcome at PyCon UK.

We haven't been able to identify the people in question, but we hope they were present at the closing session and understand that this behaviour doesn't represent the standards of behaviour that we expect at PyCon UK.