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Acceptable Conduct Policy

STL Python is an area usergroup intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees at all group events, whether officially sponsored by STL Python or not.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any STL Python event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Short Version

STL Python is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of group 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 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 STL Python.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave an event at the sole discretion of the organizers.

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

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for STL Python.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from any event.

Contact Information

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer.

If the matter is especially urgent, please call/contact any of these individuals:

  • Brian Hicks at +1 (314) 810-9760
  • Joe Meilinger at +1 (314) 691-1536

Organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of any event. We value your attendance.

Crisis Resources

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • St. Louis Police Department (non-emergency): (314) 231-1212
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673
  • St. Louis Cab Company, Inc.: (314) 991-5300


This Code of Conduct was forked from the PyCon US code of conduct, which is under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

This policy is available at and is itself released as a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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