The Autumn Hacks Code of Conduct đź“ś

TL;DR.​ Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with an event organizer makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures included in this document.

The heart of our Community is people. We put people first and do our best to recognise, appreciate and respect the diversity of our global contributors. We welcome contributions from everyone who shares our goals and wants to contribute in a healthy and constructive manner within our community. As such, we have adopted this code of conduct and require all those who participate to agree and adhere to these Community Participation Guidelines (Code of Conduct) in order to help us create a safe and positive community experience for all.

We stand for inclusivity. We believe that every single person has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment.

Expected Behaviour:

  • Be Respectful,
  • Be Direct but Professional,
  • Be Inclusive,
  • Understand Different Perspectives,
  • Appreciate and Accommodate Our Similarities and Differences,
  • Lead by Example

Behaviour That Will Not Be Tolerated:

  • Violence and Threats of Violence,
  • Personal Attacks,
  • Derogatory Language,
  • Unwelcome Sexual Attention or Physical Contact,
  • Disruptive Behaviour
  • Influencing Unacceptable Behaviour,
  • Consequences of Unacceptable Behaviour.

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, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.

The purpose of our Community Code of Conduct is to ensure that the Community remains a welcoming, friendly and supportive place for all Community members, regardless of their background. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, rather it is intended as a guide for the kind of interactions we want to see in this Community.

Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, 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 behaviour, the Team may take any action it seems 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 is going against the Code of Conduct, or have any other concerns, report it to any of the Organisers / Discord Managers / CoC and Inclusion Managers as soon as possible via any communication method (Discord DM, Email, Contact Number) you prefer.

We 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.

The Autumn Hacks Team 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 us by e-mail at ​
The contents of this guide was made taking inspiration from the MLH CoC and Mozilla Participation Guidelines.

This Guide was last updated on:
September 14, 2020