Reporting Guide

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a Volunteer. Volunteers will be wearing “PyCon India Volunteer” badges.

All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that’s the case, the identities of all victims and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.

If you believe anyone is in physical danger, please notify appropriate law enforcement first. If you are unsure what law enforcement agency is appropriate, please include this in your report and we will attempt to notify them.

If you are unsure whether the incident is a violation, or whether the space where it happened is covered by the Code of Conduct, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct or the processes surrounding it.

In Your Report Please Include

What Happens After you File a Report?

The Diversity working group will immediately meet to review the incident and determine:

If this is determined to be an ongoing incident or a threat to physical safety, the volunteer’s immediate priority will be to protect everyone involved. This means we may delay an “official” response until we believe that the situation has ended and that everyone is physically safe.

Once the working group has a complete account of the events they will make a decision as to how to respond. Responses may include:

We’ll respond within one week to the person who filed the report with either a resolution or an explanation of why the situation is not yet resolved.

Once we’ve determined our final action, we’ll contact the original reporter to let them know what action (if any) we’ll be taking. We’ll take into account feedback from the reporter on the appropriateness of our response, but we don’t guarantee we’ll act on it.

Conference volunteers 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 the conference. We value your attendance.

Finally, the Diversity Chair will make a report on the situation to the Conference Chair.

What if Your Report Concerns a Possible Violation by a Volunteer?

In that case, you can make a report directly to the chair of the Diversity workgroup, Sharmila Gopirajan. She can be reached at the mobile no. +91-8925760036 and the email address The chair will follow the usual enforcement process with the other members, but will exclude the member(s) that the report concerns, from any discussion or decision making.

If your report concerns the chair of the Diversity workgroup, please send your report directly to the PSF Board of Directors at instead.

Thank you for helping to make PyCon India a welcoming, friendly event for all.


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