The HackSI Code of Conduct

All delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any HackSI event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Quick Version

HackSI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, et. al. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is uncomfortable, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by a clearly marked "STAFF" shirt.

Everyone reporting a situation in violation of our code of conduct has the right to remain anonymous. If at any point during the conference you feel our code of conduct has been violated, and would like to report it in a discrete way, you are welcome to submit an email to safe@hacksi.me You can use a service such as http://www.sendanonymousemail.net/ to protect your identity.

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

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

Borrowed and modified from: http://jsconf.com/codeofconduct.html

SIU acceptable use policy

In addition to the HackSI code of conduct we also have to follow SIU acceptable use policy on their networks. This information can be found here.

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