The GoldenHack Code of Conduct


The GoldenHack firmly believes that everyone has the right to attend the hackathon, and that they should feel welcome and safe at all times. All hackers, volunteers, mentors, sponsors and executive members at the GoldenHack must agree to the outline code of conduct. It will be strictly enforced and we expect full cooperation from all parties attending. 

Harassment includes, but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments that relate to age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, appearance, body size, religion, race, social class, economic status, veteran status, sexual images, intentional intimidation, harassing photography or recording, constant disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate messaging, unwelcome sexual attention. Anything that makes someone feel uncomfortable classifies as harassment, and that is enough of a reason to stop doing it.

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

Judges, sponsors, mentors, volunteers, organizers and anyone else at the event are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. Specifically, attendees should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material both in their hacks and during the event. All other parties should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

Should a participant engage in any action related to sexual behavior, the GoldenHack may take any action that it believes is appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no eligibility for reimbursement or refund of any type.

The display/use/consumption of alcohol is not permitted at the event. Furthermore, the display/use/consumption of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana and other drugs are prohibited from the event. Any party that does not comply with this may be given a strict warning or be removed from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the GoldenHack using the outlined reporting procedures below.

Participants wearing masks (excluding sanitary masks), bandanas or gang colours will be denied entry. Moreover, no air horns, whistles or noise making devices of any kind will be allowed.

It is expected that participants follow these rules at all hackathon venues, online interactions in relation to the event, and hackathon-related social events.

Reporting Procedures

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it immediately to a GoldenHack executive on Discord.