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Code of Conduct

The Gupta Family Hackathon for Health Communication is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any hackathon venue, including receptions, worktime, and/or talks. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers. Please approach one of the hackathon staff members or find help at the information desk if you have concerns or would like to report harassment.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

Enforcement

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon.

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

Reporting

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to event staff and/or the information table. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at the Gupta Family Hackathon for Health Communication. People like you make our event a better place.

Copyright (CC-O)
This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. This code relied heavily on the Code of Conduct created by our friends at Ignite UX Michigan. You can find their code of conduct here. We would like to thank them for sharing their code, as well as the people at Geek Feminism who inspired Ignite UXZ Michigan. You can find the Geek Feminism code here.