Code of Conduct

SciPy is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the scientific Python developer community. We value the participation of each member of this 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 throughout the tutorials, conference, sprints, and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by SciPy or not.

Additionally, we expect participants to adhere to this code of conduct in our online spaces, including Twitter and Slack. To make clear what is expected, all attendees, delegates, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers at any SciPy event are required to conform to the Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. For the full Code of Conduct, please visit:

How to Report

To submit a report, you may use this form: NumFOCUS Code of Conduct Reporting Form. You may also bring your concern to any conference organizer or volunteer or send an email to [email protected].  

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to 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 including, but not limited to, flirting and propositioning an attendee. Remember, this is a scientific conference, not a social venue. Belittling comments such as, "This is obvious/easy. Everyone knows this.", and "well actually" are all inappropriate. Questions for the speaker should include an actual question. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized  clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment. Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, transphobic, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for SciPy.

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