PyTorch Ecosystem Day April 2021

PyTorch Ecosystem Day Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, PyTorch and Facebook staff at PyTorch Ecosystem Day and, any related events, are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. Event organizers will enforce this Code of Conduct throughout the entirety of the event.

PyTorch Ecosystem Day is designed for our maintainers, contributors, long-time stakeholders, and experts in areas relevant to PyTorch’s future. Our goal is to create an encouraging, harassment-free environment where everyone feels welcome to participate, speak up, ask questions, and engage in conversation and topics and contribute to the open source nature of PyTorch and its respective community. The discussions should focus on core technical development, ideas and roadmaps to shape the future of PyTorch. This event is solely funded by PyTorch for its community, and may not be used to sell and advertise commercial products.

The following Code of Conduct allows PyTorch to create the best experience possible for all attendees.

Unacceptable behaviors

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include, but not limited to:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances.
  • Any demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior, words and/or speech or anything that can be interpreted as such.
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments against a person, group, organization, or products/projects, and personal or political attacks.
  • Public or private harassment in any form; through video, chat, audio or otherwise.
  • Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, image, or persona without explicit permission.
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.
  • Disruption of the virtual meeting -- whether it’s through a public channel or private -- or engagement in harm or threats of harm of any kind. Do not create/contribute to a safety threat or unsafe or exclusionary situation.
  • Any audio or visual recordings of any rooms -- public or private -- within Gather in any medium. Further, any distribution or publication of audio or visual recordings of Gather meetings (via social media or any other means).
  • Recording or distribution of pictures or copy research posters/presentation materials unless explicit permission is granted.

Acceptable Behavior

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include, but not limited to:

  • All words, speech, and actions must reflect inherent value of every participant, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof), etc.
  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members
  • Conducting yourself in respectful and courteous conduct on and off of the virtual platform.

Reporting an Incident

If you see, overhear or experience a violation of the Code of Conduct during a virtual event, and would like to report a violation, please email us at


Participants violating the guidelines within this Code of Conduct or acting in any other inappropriate matter may be removed and/or expelled from the Gather event at the discretion of the PyTorch team. Participants asked to stop any harassing or inappropriate behavior mentioned, but not limited to the above, must comply immediately. Please report your concerns to or private message “Help Desk” within the Gather platform.

Note About Differences of Opinion and Offense

To achieve the purpose of an exciting and experimental virtual event in the limited time provided, discussions should be focused on the meeting topic at hand respective to the room. All participants must be able and welcome to equitably and effectively participate. It is not a violation of the PyTorch Ecosystem Day Code of Conduct to express an opinion, raise research or describe an experience (“articulation”) that is at odds with the opinions of or is offensive to others—if the articulation is part of an on-point discussion of the PyTorch Ecosystem Day discussion topics at hand and is offered in a manner that does not interfere with others’ reasonable ability and welcome to participate fully. That means expressing differing positions with respect and consideration for all, in a manner that reflects intellectual rigor and is demonstrably mindful of minimizing, as reasonably possible, its potential adverse effect on others’ ability to participate. It also means not making an articulation that is reasonably expected to cause offense gratuitously (i.e., unrelated or unnecessary for the work on that topic). It means not directing the articulation as a personal attack or put-down of an individual, and not dominating the discussion. It further means demonstrating consideration for anyone who appears to be in distress by promptly stopping the cause and demonstrating caring, while still pursuing a way to share pertinent information.