Making PyCon India Women Friendly

The vision of PyCon India 2019 is to create an inclusive environment that promotes knowledge sharing and diversity in thoughts and ideas. To quote

We would like to ensure that the conference approaches everyone with respect, and that we resolve differences peacefully. In particular, we will proactively extend our invite to women, provide support for students, and ensure that people with disabilities feel welcome at the conference.

Along those lines, we would like to offer the following facilities for women to welcome their participation:

  • For parents travelling with young kids, childcare services will be provided at the venue for kids aged 5 years or below. If you want to avail childcare for your kid, please mark the checkbox for the same in the ticket registration page.

  • The organizers will arrange a Kids Corner with games, entertainment and activities for kids of age 5 to 12. If you want to avail Kids Corner for your kid, please mark the checkbox for the same in the ticket registration page.

  • A separate room will be available for mothers of very young kids for breastfeeding.

  • The above mentioned facilities are available only for the conference days Oct 12th and Oct 13th, 2019. If there is sufficient demand we will consider extending this to the workshop day and devsprint as well.

  • On the second day of the conference, a PyLadies Lunch will be hosted, which is focused on the discussion regarding the challenges, problems, solutions, and experiences among the women in technology.

  • PyCon India 2019 takes the experience of the attendees in the conference very seriously. We are committed to providing a positive, harassment-free conference experience for every women participant. We hope the spirit of the Python community will transcend to create an harmonious experience. We have a strong Code of Conduct to set the right expectations and a Reporting Guide to effectively handle any issue that might arise.

    Our team will be happy to help you and assist you to feel safe during the duration of the event.

  • You may want to bring a companion/caregiver with you who will not be attending the conference. They may just accompany you because you are travelling from afar or you have an young kid for whom would prefer your own caregiver. In such essential cases, you can email us at tickets@in.pycon.org and we will help you through the necessary details.