Hackaday Code of Conduct

Last updated: November 6, 2020 10:00am EST

We are all here because we love hacking and making: this venue is intended to bring together many diverse people to have fun and learn from each other. 

All work on code of conduct and inclusion is always ongoing, and we welcome feedback and suggestions on how we can improve. We understand that rarely do people intend to treat each other poorly, therefore all participants are assumed to be acting with the best of intentions even if conflict does arise and we will work with all involved parties to find a solution. This code of conduct is not intended to limit anybody’s ability to enjoy themselves, but to ensure everyone feels safe.

All Hackaday participants, including event attendees, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers are required to agree with the following code of conduct and be conscious of how their actions may be perceived by others. Hackaday staff, volunteers, and organizers will enforce this code throughout the event, and are available to handle any situations that arise.  If you or another participant is made to feel uncomfortable or harassed, please contact sophi@hackaday.com or lwilkins@hackaday.io, or text +1.917.806.6210. Upon receipt of a message, a volunteer will arrive to defuse and de-escalate the situation.  Participants violating these rules knowingly and without working to remedy their behaviour are likely to be sanctioned or expelled from Hackaday and Hackaday events without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.

Hackaday is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, knowledge of presented subject matter, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of community members or event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including talks, parties, Twitter, other social media, our attendee communication channel, and other online media. 

Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar, can be seen as harassment, so please be considerate. If you intend to have any images related to sex or pornography in your project exhibit or talk, please ask Hackaday staff if it is appropriate before using.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all Hackaday event and workshop venues and conference-related social events. 

Thanks! Hackaday Event Organizers

This document was based on the work of Lee Wilkins,  XOXO Code of Conduct, Catskill Conference, the work of JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.