TL;DR. Be respectful to all involved in or present at the event. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at this event or directly in relation to this event, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with any person(s) involved in or present at the event makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures under this section.

We believe that every single person has the right to participate and hack in a safe and welcoming environment.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, social class, economic status, veteran status, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.

Any person(s) involved in or present at the event asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, staff, and anyone else involved in or present at the event are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material both in their hacks and during the event. Staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organizers may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organizing committee present at the event either in person or through email to the committee.

The organizing committee will be happy to help participants contact campus security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at the event venue, online interactions in relation to the event, event-related social events, and on supplied transportation if any.

Reporting Procedures

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it immediately to a member of the organizing committee present at the event or through email to the organizing committee at All reporters have the right to remain anonymous.

Terms and Conditions

The organizers reserve the right to revise, make exceptions to, or otherwise amend these policies in whole or in part. If you have any questions regarding the code of conduct for this event, please contact the organizing committee by email at