Code of Conduct

You are required to observe and obey this Code of Conduct during the hackathon. 

Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at hackGSU, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with a hackGSU representative makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures included the Welcome email sent to registrants chosen to participate. At hackGSU, we believe that every single person has the right to 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 attributes, race, religion, social or economic status, veteran status, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing 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.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, hackGSU staff, and anyone else 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.  No one should use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If anyone attending the event engages in harassing behavior, hackGSU may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender and 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 hackGSU representative immediately.

These rules are based on the MLH Code of Conduct.  HackGSU agrees with and supports the MLH Code of Conduct to promote Hackathons that are both inclusive and safe for all participants.