Turning ones and zeros into real world solutions for Alaska

Code of Conduct

Last Updated: Thu May 1 13:57:02 AKDT 2014

We value the participation of each member of our community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, presenters and attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious or ethnic identity, national origin, physical appearance, body size, or ability. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.

Please show respect for all attendees. In particular:

  • Offensive behavior such as verbal abuse, intimidation, or harassment will not be tolerated.
  • Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue (including mailing lists) or talk. Also, be sure to turn off or change any inappropriate ring tones, desktop backgrounds, or screen savers.
  • Remember that all our attendees are here for similar reasons, and do not make assumptions about anyone's interests, skill level, or profession based on their appearance or background.
  • Remember that "no means no." If someone asks you to stop speaking about a particular subject, or to leave them alone, please do so immediately.
  • Support your friends and colleagues. If you see someone behaving badly, please let them know that you're not OK with it.
  • If you are giving a presentation or talking to a group, anything beyond the occasional mild curse word is not appropriate.
  • While criticism of software, programming practices, etc. is OK, please try to offer constructive improvements or alternatives. Personal criticism and ad hominem attacks are never OK.

Contact Information

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. Look for the people in the Hackathon Staff hats for any assistance needed.

You may also contact alaskahackathon@gmail.com if you have an questions about the event, the code of conduct, or anything that needs to be addressed by the management of the Alaska Hackathon.

The organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise help those experiencing harassment to feel safe. We value your attendance.

  • Police/fire/ambulance - emergency - Call 911
  • Police - non-emergency - Call 907-786-8900


This Code of Conduct was forked from the example policy from the PyCon Code of Conduct, the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers., and the Wikimedia Foundation Friendly Space Policy for Technical Events.

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