GOLD: Code of Conduct

HomeRationale | Programme | Venue | Register | Code of Conduct


The GOLD program includes a diverse community who aims at being a friendly, welcoming, inspiring and dynamic group. We ask all participants, speakers, organisers  (collectively: the attendees) to follow this code of conduct (CoC).

If you have questions regarding this CoC, please see our CoC FAQ below or contact the contact points below. Your questions will only be seen by the CoC contact points and treated confidentially.

Be nice to each other

We trust that attendees will treat each other in a way that reflects the widely held view that diversity and friendliness are strengths of our community to be celebrated and fostered.

Furthermore, we believe attendees have a right to:

  • be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect;
  • be free from any form of discrimination, victimisation, harassment or bullying;
  • enjoy an environment free from unwelcome behaviour, inappropriate language and unsuitable imagery.

Be professional 

We would like to encourage networking and professional discussions, as well as keep the conference presentations meaningful and interesting for everyone.

Solving problems

If problems covered by this code of conduct arise, please contact one of the GOLD CoC contacts listed below or any other GOLD organiser directly and in private. Any complaint will remain confidential, be taken seriously, investigated, and dealt with appropriately.

The GOLD organisers reserve the right to carry out any of the following actions relating to a complaint:

  • The person concerned may be told to stop/modify his/her behaviour appropriately and a warning will be issued.
  • The person concerned may be warned that enforcement action may be taken if the behaviour continues.
  • The person concerned may be asked to leave the venue immediately and/or may be prohibited from continuing to attend GOLD (without refund).
  • The incident may be reported to the local authorities.


You can reach the following members via e-mail, phone or contact them directly:

Valeria Pettorino

Samuel Farrens

Yashar Akrami

Sandrine Codis

This document is based on the EuroPython CoC, PyCon UK 2015 Code of Conduct and released under a creative commons license.