Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments
related to gender,
age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race,
religion, social class,
economic status, veteran status, sexual images, deliberate intimidation,
harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other
physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making
uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, MLH 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. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, MLH may take any action it deems appropriate, including warning the offender or 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 MLH using the reporting procedures defined below.
MLH representatives will be happy to help participants contact campus security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all hackathon venues, online interactions in relation to the event, hackathon-related social events, and on hackathon supplied transportation.
Hackoff staff will help attendees contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event, if necessary. We value your participation and expect all attendees to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues, online interactions in relation to the event, on Hackoff-supplied transportation, and all other related hackathon events.
If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the
code of conduct,
please report it immediately using one of the following methods. All reporters
have the right to
By sending information to the general reporting line, your report will go to any or all of the MLH representatives listed below.
- North America General Reporting - +1 409 202 6060, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Europe General Reporting - +44 800 808 5675, email@example.com
- Asia-Pacific General Reporting - +91 80004 02492, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are uncomfortable reporting your situation to one or more of these people or need to contact any of them directly in case of emergency, direct contact details are listed below.
- Chi Nguyen - +1 (586) 244-8877, email@example.com
- Jon Gottfried - +1 (212) 851-6746, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nick Quinlan - +1 (510) 859-8578, email@example.com
- Ryan Swift - +1 (347) 868-6698, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Swift - +1 (347) 220-8667, email@example.com
MLH reserves the right to revise, make exceptions to, or otherwise amend these policies in whole or in part. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact MLH by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.