The Hack Code of Conduct

All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at our hackathon 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 ensure a safe environment for everybody.

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This is the generic verion of the Code of Conduct. In your version of this document you should provide the details of your contact person here.

You can create a custom version or show your support right here (example), or alternatively view who has supported this document.

The Quick Version

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackathon attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned). We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If they object to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy (in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping).

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

As this is a hackathon, we like to explicitly note that the hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy.

Sponsors and partners are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately.

Hackathon staff will be happy to help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon. We value your attendance.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organisers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the hackathon with no refund (if applicable), or reporting their behaviour to local law enforcement.

We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and hackathon-related social events.

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This is a generic Code of Conduct for Hackathons. The people below have all signed this document and/or used a custom version of this document for their event.

Cristiano Betta

Senior Developer Advocate @ PayPal + Braintree

BattleHack London

Jonathan LeBlanc

Head of Global Developer Advocacy @ PayPal + Braintree

Melinda Seckington

Event Organizer @ Geeks of London

Kevin Prince

Event Organizer @ Geeks of London

Dom Hodgson

CTO @ LinkRisk


Robert Lee-Cann

Event Organizer @ Geeks of London

Dr Heather Hodgson

Co-Organiser @ LeedsHack

Morena Fiore-Kirby

Event Organiser @ London Web Standards and We Changed It

Joe Nash

Developer Advocate, MLH Launch Hack organiser, HackSoc Notts Founder @ PayPal+Braintree

Launch Hack

Mike Elsmore

Organiser @ Hackference


Founder @ Major League hacking

Major League Hacking

Giuseppe Sollazzo

Senior Systems Analyst @ St George's, University of London

Danilo Sierra

Office Manager @ Contentful

Tim Messerschmidt

Lead Developer Evangelist, EMEA @ PayPal + Braintree

Shad Jahangir

Intern @ Young Rewired State

Tim Fogarty

UK Commissioner @ Major League Hacking

Syeef Karim

MLH Evangelist / StudentHack Co-Organiser @ StudentHack


Nick Quinlan

Developer Evangelist @ SendGrid

Shaun Webb

Lead UI/UX Engineer and all things Hackathon @ Capital One Labs

Andy Piper

Developer Advocate @ Twitter

Dan Benton

Director @ Dogsbody Technology Ltd

Dennis Ideler

Event Organizer @ OpenHack London

Jack Wearden

Event Organiser @ BrumHack



web design @ kresho

Alan Wong

Developer Evangelist @ PayPal + Braintree

Battle Hack Singapore

Karan Goel

Organizer @ DubHacks


Drew Miller

VP Engineering @ NGP VAN

Simran Ahluwalia

Director @ PennApps

Alex Wissmann

Director @ PennApps

Ashley Qian

Director @ HackDuke


Varadh Jain

Director @ LA Hacks

Jefferson Prestes

Developer Advocate @ PayPal + Braintree

BattleHack Mexico City

John Calistro

Event organizer @ Appsterdam Brasil

Ricardo Borelli

AppsterdamBR Event Organizer, Software Engineer @ GetWi

Max Wilson

President, Bitcoin Association of Berkeley @ Bitcoin Association of Berkeley

Bay BitHack

Heitor Tashiro Sergent

Developer Evangelist @ SendGrid

Bilawal Hameed

Founder, StudentHack & UK Team @ Major League Hacking


Co-founder of HackKing's @ KCL Tech Society

Angus Pearson

Society President & MLH Edinburgh Rep @ CompSoc Edinurgh

Zac Colley

Web Designer @ ROSE Digital


Alberto López

Developer Evangelist @ Braintree Developer (a PayPal Company)

Kenny Song

Director and Founder @ HackShanghai

Ben Davis

Executive Director @ Arkansas Code Festival

Arkansas Code Festival

Nathan Waters

Founder @ Hackagong


Daniel Kanner

Co-Founder @ Hackathonukah, LLC

Hack Over Passover 2016

Bijan Anjavi

Director @ Hack Arizona

Hack Arizona

Arash Milani

Hacker & Happiness Ninja @ Narmand


Co-director @ HackDFW


Phil Nash

Developer Evangelist @ Twilio

Anthony Marnell

VP North America @ Mailjet

Kunal Batra

Developer Evangelist @ SendGrid

Jacob Nause

CEO/Founder @ Excesion Hosting

Jonathan Pasky

Founder @ DevNetwork (Events: DeveloperWeek, MobileWeek, DataWeek + API World)

Thanura Siribaddana

Web Developer/ Scum Master @ Tinyme

Terence Huynh

Co-organiser @ UNIHACK


Cassidy Williams

Software Engineer and Developer Evangelist @ Venmo

Venmo Tech NYC

Priyank Johri

AVP Delivery @ Techh Mahindra

Ryan Yurkanin

Owlhacks Organizer @ Owlhacks

Darren Gilbert

Developer @ Techex

Max John Maybury

Student @ University of Bath

Donald Chase

online marketing @ online marketing systems


Bryan Berger

UI Designer and Developer @ NY Hackathons

Dustin Clark



Dan Appelquist

Co-Founder @ Over the Air

Over the Air

Arnaud Breton

Head Of Developer Relations @ Mailjet

Jose Irizarry

Space Apps Lead @ Space Apps PR

Space Apps PR

Katie Mulligan

Head of Office and Facilities @ Venmo

Carlo Longino

VP of Dev Program Services @ WIP

Caroline Lewko


Gavin Heaton

Founder @ Disruptor's Handbook

Simon Cotts

Electronics Engineer @ TechBay

TechBay 2015

Andrew Seward

Director @ Tech Nottingham

Emma Seward

Organiser @ Hack24

Zach Petersen

Organizer @ Science Hack Day :: Seattle

Science Hack Day :: Seattle

Max Maybury

Full Stack Developer @ Techex

Arnaud Breton

Head Of Developer Relations @ Mailjet

Joshua pogue

Gamer @ Xbox

Dominik Kundel

Founder @ jacobsHack!

River Tamoor Baig

Co-Founder @ Hack Partners

Hack Partners Hackathons

Joseph Lee

CTO @ and Fishackathon


Dyego Cantu

enthusiast @ PatoLivre Hacker Club

Amy Quispe

Alum @ CODE2040

Max Glenister

Front-end Developer @ SusHack

Ona Osagie

Head Consultant @ Cleverhouse ConsultingLimited

Sam Wray

Digital Artist @

Raghav Sood

Lead Organiser @ HackIndia


Joshua Simpson

Co-organiser @ KCL Tech / HackKings / HackLondon

Kyle Trager

Hackathon Producer @ Internet of Things World

Internet of Things World Hackathon

Yu Chen Hou

Organizer @ Tech Retreat

Tech Retreat

Jamie Parkind

Product Manager @ JustGiving

Sami Alabed

Co-Organiser @ GreatUniHack @ GreatUniHack


student @ hack


Founder @ Cepheuen

Jurjen Söhne

Hackitarian @ The Hackitarians

Robots to the Rescue

River Tamoor Baig

Lead Organiser @ Hack Partners

AMEE Hacks

Steven Cooper

Developer Advocate @ PayPal/Braintree

Brian Collins

CMO @ AngelHack

Vivek Vinodh

Organizer @ Citrus Hack

Citrus Hack

Rod Burns

Developer Program Community Manager @ Geo Hack Day

Michelle Mannering

Events and Programming Coordinator @ Carlton Connect Initiative

Tal Safran

CTO / Cofounder @ Josephine

hector torres

Chief Technology Officer @ LHCF


Daniel Minjares

Marketing Director @ HackingEDU

Rohit Tigga

Technical Director @ HackingEDU


Shakti Goap

Founder/Lead Organizer @ InOut


Ana Jalba

Unitu Event Organiser / KCL Tech Society Event Lead @ Unitu / KCL Tech Society

Reid Powell

Support Specialist @ Bright Wolf

NCRIoT IoT Hackathon

Mike (बुद्धॐ खान) Kuang

Consultant @ बुद्धॐ खान Group

बुद्धॐ खान

Julius Augustus Briggs

owner @ Westside INC.


Best hacks, cheats for Android, iOS games @ HackGamer

Margaret Gold

Co-Founder & Co-Organiser @ Over the Air

Whit Jackson

Organizer @ College Cryptocurrency Network Hacks

Borderless Block Party

Eric Richmond

CTO @ Indaba Media, LLC

Balamurali Pandranki

Founder @ IoT HackDay

Alan-Goa Petushova

Student @ Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

David Low

Developer Advocate @ Skyscanner

Emily Redler

Organizer @ def hacks()

Aminu abubakar

electricia @ AAS electirical company


John Stevenson

Developer @ jr0cket

Alan Jones

Startup Evangelist @ BlueChilli

Etiene Dalcol

HackBreizh Head Organiser @ HackBreizh


Lisa Rathjens

Mgr, Developer Outreach @ Intuit

QuickBooks Connect $100k Hackathon

Robert Schwentker

President @ Blockchain University

Manoj Nathwani

Co-founder @ BanterHack

Vasu Jain

Software Developer @ PayPal

Kate McDonald

Project manager @ Rebel Uncut

Jirka Buryska

Free @ Burak

Siddharth Vadgama

Co-founder @ BanterHack

Lukas Schwab

Organizer @ Bayes Impact

Jordan Zhang

Founder @ Hack Cambridge

Hack Cambridge

Dinesh singh

Sr. Project Manager @ Tech Mahindra, USA

James Brooks

Organiser @ Hack the Holidays

Thomas Hart

Software Engineer @ HackFrost

Ankit Ladhania

Co-Ordinator @ HackfestISM

Meagan Budgell

Site Organizer @ GBC Toronto Global Game Jam

GBC Toronto Global Game Jam

Meagan Budgell

Site Organizer @ GBC Toronto Global Game Jam

GBC Toronto Global Game Jam

Christina Carlisle

Director of Programs @ North Texas Enterprise Center (NTEC)

Christina Carlisle

Director of Programs @ North Texas Enterprise Center (NTEC)

hack|ED ntx

Saumya Verma

Program Analyst @ InMobi

Suyash Srijan

Founder @ Hack@Brookes


Money @ Banyar Htaw

Earl Co

Computer Engineering Student @ New York University

Alvin Milton

Senior Web Developer @ Complex Media Inc

Randal Sean Harrison

Emerging Technologies Librarian @ Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame

Hesburgh Hackathon

Nhat Rich Nguyen

Student Career Manager @ UNC Charlotte


Rodrigo García Suárez

Web developer @ Simplelógica

Luciana Carvalho Se

Co-founder @ Hacker House

Usmann Khan

Director @ BoilerMake

Marty Kausas

President @ Purdue Hackers

Brian Hill

Founder - Laughing Mind @ Laughing Mind

Ashik Vetrivelu

Co-Founder @ Cepheuen

Najm Sheikh

Director @ QueensHack


Mikey Kailis

National Community Manager @ Unearthed Solutions

Keit Kollo

European Director of StartupBus @ StartupBus

Laura Horak

Director, North America @ StartupBus

Michelle Mannering

Events Coordinator/Hackathon Guru @ Hackathon Queen of Melbourne/Hackathon Goddess

Steven Beeckman

European Director of StartupBus @ StartupBus

Frank Arrigo


Techfugees Melbourne

Nick Lorenson

App Engineer @ HCA

Angela Bee

CEO @ Hackathons Australia

Kirtan Upadhyaya

Development @ Bayes Impact

Bayes Hack 2016

Claire Foster

Directpr @ Hack Manchester C.I.C.


Shane Reiser

Organizer @ The Coca-Cola Company

CoolerHack 2016

Mihai Bujanca

Director @StudentHack, Director @GreatUniHack @ GreatUniHack

Daigo Fujiwara

Founder/Boston organizer @ Baseball Hack Day

Nuriul Ashikin Bujang

Leaders or Owner @ Ipin Global Pte.Ltd


Nuriul Ashikin Bujang

Leaders or Owner @ Heights Holdings Co.Ltd


Jake Messner

Northeastern University Student @ HuskyHacks

Benjamin Darbyshire

Co Founder @ Kingdom Hack

Kingdom Hack

Danielle Smith

Co-Organizer @ [D]Congestant Hackathon

Christophe Stoll

Co-founder, Designer @ precious design studio

Kali Williams

Founder @ Hack the Patriarchy

Hack the Patriarchy

Christophe Stoll

Co-founder, Designer @ precious design studio

Designtools Hackday

Manideep Bollu

Graduate Student @ Lamar University

Vishal Pathik Gupta

Organizer @ GDG Bangalore

Reza Malik

Founder @ Gibraltar Startup Community

David Flanagan

Critical Thinker @ Life

Rhonda Shrader

Director, Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program @ Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Center

Melinda Kim

Executive Director @ PeopleSpace


student @ jnnce

Macs Dickinson

Head of Technology @ Ticket Arena

Gilles de Bordeaux

Consultant @ <self>

Shubham Naik

Director @ HackMerced


Organiser @ Macunx Memory Techniques

Mary Toves

Associate Creative Director / Organizer @ Team One / Solve for One Hackathon

Merlin Patterson

Product Wizard @ Abilities Hackathon

Kelly Medema

Operations Manager @ Mondo Robot



Kelly Medema

Operations Manager @ Mondo Robot

Jo Pugh

Research Engineer @ University of York

The Great Steampunk Game Jam

Ed Donahue

Senior Product Marketing Manager @ AT&T

Dan Ndombe

CEO/Founder @ Beansprout Project

John Stevenson

Developer @ Practicalli


Steven Cooper

Xero Senior Evangelist @ Xero

Steven Cooper

Co-Founder Kingdom Hack @ Kingdom Hack

Mark Stanley

Founder @ Thingitude

Benjamin Segall

Organizer @ terribleHack@VHS

Benjamin Segall

Organizer @ terribleHack@VHS


Patricia Mikula

Co-founder & CEO @

Cassandra Rosen

Organizer, Singapore Environmental Health Hackathon @ MIT

Caitlin Stanton

Organizer @ PixieHacks()

Olivia Goldstein

Global Community Manager @ HackerEarth

Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT)

International youth-led pro-sustainable-mobility non-profit non-governmental organization @ Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT)

Y4PT Transport Hackathon

Austin Cawley-Edwards

Organizer @ Venture Hacks

Austin Cawley-Edwards

Organizer @ Venture Hacks

Venture Hacks


benothmen @ ahmed

Azin Mehrnoosh

Organizer @ Mind and Body VR Hackathon

Anton Kozlov, Pedro Nogueira

Students, Ideathon Organizers @ UDE Ideathon

UDE Ideathon

Kevin Lewis

Organiser @ Code Review LDN

Code Review LDN

Kevin Lewis

Organiser @ Code Review LDN

Code Review LDN

Kevin Lewis

Organiser @ Code Review LDN

Code Review LDN


Operations Director @ Wennovation Hub

AgriHack Hackathon


Founder, CEO @ HackerNest

Courtney Douglas

Hackathon Manager @ Hackworks

Aaron Lafazan

Founder & CEO @ LIHacks

Aaron Lafazan

Founder & CEO @ LIHacks

Dalpat Prajapati

Founder @ Chameleon Design

Timothy Campbell

Developer @ Freelance

Cassidy Williams

Software Engineer & Developer Evangelist @ Clarifai

AI Hackathon

Brandon Davis

Director of Development @ HackNC

Damian Montero

Hackathon Committee Member @ Palm Beach Tech

Adriana Gascoigne

CEO and Founder @ Girls in Tech

Anik Raj C

Student Coordinator @ IEDC Sahrdaya

Mindy Trinh

Sr. Event Manager @ Intuit Developer

Jimmy Wong

Developer Evangelist @ Intuit Inc.

The Small Business Tech Hackathon

Andre Smith

Co-Founder/Dev/Hacker @ Suitefolio Inc.

Benedict Lewis

Organizer @ uHack

Bobby Thakkar

Executive Director @ SecondGen & IncubateX

Naman Priyadarshi

Director: Organizer for the event @ Cal Hacks

Naman Priyadarshi

Director: Organizer for the event involved in Sponsorship, Web Dev @ Cal Hacks

Cal Hacks 3.0

Tom Ewing

Project Manager @ Hewlett Packard Enterprise

winai phetnora

10540 @ all

Lisa Deacon

Co-Organizer @ Datafest Ottawa

Kevin Lewis

Organizer @ Hacktoberfest Ldn

Hacktoberfest Ldn

Kevin Lewis

Organizer @ Hacktoberfest Ldn

Hacktoberfest Ldn

Kevin Sun

Student @ hackNEHS | Hack New England High Schools

Robert Willie

co-organiser of LincolnHack @ LincolnHack

Lorraine Tighe

Smart City and Innovation Program Manager and Co-Founder of CityLab Melbourne @ City of Melbourne Australia

Lisa Butler

Assistant General Counsel @ Ferguson Enterprises

Lisa Butler

Assistant General Counsel @ Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Ferguson Up-to-Code Hackathon

Alejandro Saucedo

Co-founder @ Hack Partners


Rox Kulliye

CDO @ World Hack .Zone

Yoshio Murofushi

Co-Founder @ VerysVery Inc.

Yael Magid

Director of Women's Initiatives & Strategic Partnerships / Chair #BreakInequality @ Developers Without Borders


Black hat hacker @ Google

Elizabeth Griffiths

Project Manager @ Wigan STEAM

Chris Ulanowicz

Organizer @ First Hack Dallas

First Hack Dallas

Shane Reiser

Organizer @ thyssenkrupp



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