Diversity

Our commitment to the PyData community is to create an inclusive and respectful conference environment that invites participation of people from all backgrounds. We welcome a diverse attendance to foster deeper discussions and build a stronger community.

PyData Global welcomes and encourages participation in our community by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning, and we work together as a community to help each other live out these values.

We have created this diversity statement because we believe that a diverse community is stronger, more vibrant, and produces better software and better science. A diverse community where people treat each other with respect has more potential contributors, more sources for ideas, and fewer shared assumptions that might hinder development or research.

Although we have phrased the formal diversity statement generically to make it all-inclusive, we recognize that there are specific identities that are impacted by systemic discrimination and marginalization. We welcome all people to participate in the NumFOCUS community regardless of their identity or background.

D&I touches every aspect of the conference, and we have various initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity at PyData Global. Below are some examples:

What we are doing:

  • The Code of Conduct is strictly enforced

What you can do:

  • Share and participate in the various ways: review talk/tutorial/poster/sprint proposals, submit talk/tutorial/poster/sprint proposals, volunteer, attend
  • Share our information with affinity groups
  • Contact us with any accommodation needs
  • Share suggestions with us

What speakers can do:

  • Set up space and headphones so that people can hear you at all times
  • Repeat questions asked by an audience member in chat
  • Use color-blind accessible palettes in proposals, presentations and posters

What we all can do:

  • Follow our code of conduct and communicate any issues
  • Use inclusive language
  • PacMan Rule: include others in discussion, leave space open in circle for others to join

We invite you to share any thoughts and suggestions related to diversity by writing to [email protected]