Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
HLMLH is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties and online media. HLMLH participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, religion; sexual or graphic images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking, following, harassing; photography or video recording someone without their consent; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.
Attendees exhibiting any of these harmful behaviours will be asked to stop immediately.
In addition, hacks or projects submitted by teams that violate this code may be disqualified or denied the right to demo at the discretion of the event organizers.
Photography is encouraged, but attendees must be given a reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If they object to being photographed, please comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy, for example in bathrooms or when attendees are sleeping.
If an attendee engages in harmful behaviour, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the perpetrator or expelling them from the event.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please follow the reporting procedures at the bottom of this document and report the incident immediately. Hackathon staff will be clearly identified and the organizers can be reached at all times for the duration of the event. Their phone numbers will be made available on the version of this document posted at the event.
Hackathon staff will be happy to help attendees contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and expect attendees to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and all related social events.
If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it through the following methods. All reporters have the right to remain anonymous. Please also don’t hesitate to contact any of the organizers on duty at any time.
You can get in direct touch with the organizers by email at email@example.com or during the event at the numbers listed at reception.
If you need emergency help, please contact the following resources immediately:
Non-Emergency: (705) 675-9171
Sudbury Crisis Service: (877) 841-1101
If you have any questions regarding this code of conduct, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard-Line reserves itself the right to modify this code of conduct at any time.
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