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757 Python User Group (PUG)

We are Python enthusiasts from the Hampton Roads area meet and discuss topics related to Python.

We have a diverse base, spanning from software professionals that have worked with Python for many years to beginners who just want to know how to write their first program. The organization is self-run and members volunteer to give talks/presentations/demos each month. This is a great way to learn something new, finish that project you started but never finished, and get your name out there.

Our meetup group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of our community members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any club related venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Discord or other official club online media. All group members must follow the Code of Conduct: https://www.meetup.com/757-Python-Users-Group/

The 757 PUG has members with very deep and diverse backgrounds using Python in real world applications.

Our member’s experience range from Amazon Web Services (AWS) automation, cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) mining data center management, machine learning (ML), data science, website data scraping, API use, database interactions, and even application performance monitoring (APM).

If you have a question about Python, someone in our group can probably help you.

Log onto our discord server and ask away.

Diversity Statement

The Python Software Foundation and the global Python community welcome and encourage participation by everyone. Our community is based on mutual respect, tolerance, and encouragement, and we are working to help each other live up to these principles. We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.
Diversity Appendix

We have created this diversity statement because we believe that a diverse Python community is stronger and more vibrant. A diverse community where people treat each other with respect has more potential contributors and more sources for ideas.

Although we have phrased the formal diversity statement generically to make it all-inclusive, we recognize that there are specific attributes that are used to discriminate against people. In alphabetical order, some of these attributes include (but are not limited to): age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, politics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and subculture. We welcome people regardless of the values of these or other attributes.

The Python community welcomes people no matter what languages they are fluent in. (Although core Python development is done in English.) The Python community encourages the creation of user groups in all locales, and many of them are listed at http://wiki.python.org/moin/LocalUserGroups Many of these user groups also have mailing lists in the locally preferred language.

Code of Conduct

Code of conduct

Our meetup group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion (or lack thereof).
We do not tolerate harassment of our community members in any form.
Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any club related venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Discord or other official club online media.

The group will not tolerate Covid-19 misinformation, conspiracy discussions or other off topic rants.

Community members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community at the sole discretion of the community organizer.

tldr; Don’t be “un-Dude”.

The Python community is made up of members from around the globe with a diverse set of skills, personalities, and experiences. It is through these differences that our community experiences great successes and continued growth. When you’re working with members of the community, this Code of Conduct will help steer your interactions and keep Python a positive, successful, and growing community.

Our Community

Members of the Python community are open, considerate, and respectful. Behaviours that reinforce these values contribute to a positive environment, and include:

  • Being open. Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it’s on PEPs, patches, problems, or otherwise.
  • Focusing on what is best for the community. We’re respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them.
  • Acknowledging time and effort. We’re respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the Python community. We’re thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that often times the labor was completed simply for the good of the community.
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences. We’re receptive to constructive comments and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts.
  • Showing empathy towards other community members. We’re attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we’re tactful when approaching differing views.
  • Being considerate. Members of the community are considerate of their peers — other Python users.
  • Being respectful. We’re respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts.
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language. We’re accepting of all who wish to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where anyone can participate and everyone can make a difference.

Our Standards

Every member of our community has the right to have their identity respected. The Python community is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof), education, or socio-economic status.

Inappropriate Behavior

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • Harassment of any participants in any form
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Logging or taking screenshots of online activity for harassment purposes
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Violent threats or language directed against another person
  • Incitement of violence or harassment towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Creating additional online accounts in order to harass another person or circumvent a ban
  • Sexual language and imagery in online communities or in any conference venue, including talks
  • Insults, put downs, or jokes that are based upon stereotypes, that are exclusionary, or that hold others up for ridicule
  • Excessive swearing
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Unwelcome physical contact, including simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Sustained disruption of online community discussions, in-person presentations, or other in-person events
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Other conduct that is inappropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds

Community members asked to stop any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Weapons Policy

No weapons are allowed at Python Software Foundation events. Weapons include but are not limited to explosives (including fireworks), guns, and large knives such as those used for hunting or display, as well as any other item used for the purpose of causing injury or harm to others. Anyone seen in possession of one of these items will be asked to leave immediately, and will only be allowed to return without the weapon.

Consequences

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the Python community Code of Conduct team may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the community and community events with no refund of event tickets. The full list of consequences for inappropriate behavior is listed in the Enforcement Procedures.

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

Scope

PSF Events

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people at events hosted by the Python Software Foundation, and events hosted by projects under the PSF’s fiscal sponsorship:

  • staff
  • Python Software Foundation board members
  • speakers
  • panelists
  • tutorial or workshop leaders
  • poster presenters
  • people invited to meetings or summits
  • exhibitors
  • organizers
  • volunteers
  • all attendees

The Code of Conduct applies in official venue event spaces, including:

  • exhibit hall or vendor tabling area
  • panel and presentation rooms
  • hackathon or sprint rooms
  • tutorial or workshop rooms
  • poster session rooms
  • summit or meeting rooms
  • staff areas
  • con suite
  • meal areas
  • party suites
  • walkways, hallways, elevators, and stairs that connect any of the above spaces

The Code of Conduct applies to interactions with official event accounts on social media spaces and phone applications, including:

  • comments made on official conference phone apps
  • comments made on event video hosting services
  • comments made on the official event hashtag or panel hashtags

Event organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Each event is required to provide a Code of Conduct committee that receives, evaluates, and acts on incident reports. Each event is required to provide contact information for the committee to attendees. The event Code of Conduct committee may (but is not required to) ask for advice from the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group. The Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group can be reached by emailing conduct-wg@python.org.

PSF Online Spaces

This Code of Conduct applies to the following online spaces:

This Code of Conduct applies to the following people in official Python Software Foundation online spaces:

  • admins of the online space
  • maintainers
  • reviewers
  • contributors
  • all community members

Each online space listed above is required to provide the following information to the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group:

  • contact information for any administrators/moderators

Each online space listed above is encouraged to provide the following information to community members:

  • a welcome message with a link to this Code of Conduct and the contact information for making an incident report conduct-wg@python.org

The Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group will receive and evaluate incident reports from the online communities listed above. The Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group will work with online community administrators/moderators to suggest actions to take in response to a report. In cases where the administrators/moderators disagree on the suggested resolution for a report, the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group may choose to notify the Python Software Foundation board.

Contact Information

If you believe that someone is violating the code of conduct, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct work group immediately. They can be reached by emailing conduct-wg@python.org