Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender,
gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability,
physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, or
religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation,
stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against
reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events,
inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a
reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If they object
to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is
inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a
reasonable expectation of privacy (in bathrooms or where
participants are sleeping).
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to
As this is a hackathon, we like to explicitly note that the hacks
created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment
Sponsors and partners are also subject to the anti-harassment
policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images,
activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives (including
volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or
otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being
harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of
hackathon staff immediately.
Hackathon staff will be happy to help participants contact any
local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or
otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the
duration of the hackathon. We value your attendance.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon
organisers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes
warning the offender, expulsion from the hackathon with no refund
(if applicable), or reporting their behaviour to local law
We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and
workshop venues and hackathon-related social events.
Be Open. We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is
about increasing the overall amount of learning, partnership, and
engagement in the developer community. Please treat our sponsors,
organizers, and judges with the utmost respect. Without them,
nothing would be possible.