The Perl Conference 2019

Standards of Conduct Incident Report for TPC 2019

During one of the presentations at TPC, a speaker made disrespectful comments concerning a member of our community. Specifically, the speaker both deadnamed and misgendered this person. As with all of our talks, a recording was made of the session and posted to our YouTube channel. We received a complaint regarding his comments after the video was posted.

Upon reviewing the video, the SOC Committee has concluded that the comments do constitute a violation of the Standards of Conduct as published by The Perl Foundation. As a result, we have decided to remove the video.

Our goal for all Perl Foundation activities, including The Perl Conference, is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees. This is ensured by enforcement of the Standards of Conduct.

As a reminder, all incidents should be reported as soon as possible to an SOC Committee member or to

Thank you for your patience as we continue to investigate this matter. Any additional questions regarding this incident can be directed to