RULES

Review our Hackathon Rules for a full list of the rules: https://github.com/MLH/mlh-hackathon-rules/blob/master/Rules.md

Review our Contest Terms: https://github.com/MLH/mlh-policies/blob/master/prize-terms-and-conditions/contest-terms.md

Additional specific rules for our Digital Hackathons:

    • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
    • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
    • Your code and video must remain public post event if you want to continue being eligible for prizes. If your repo and video are not public we will select new winners. 
    • Your demo video must state the name of the hackathon at the beginning of the video. 
      • Ex. "Hey I'm Sam and this is my demo for Bon Hacketit."
    • You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost. 
      • Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration and check-in on MLH's event page.
      • Your email on all check in and registration platforms must match.
    • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
    • We don't allow you to submit your project to other hackathons.
    • You can no longer submit project that include prior work.
    • There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.

Eligibility

This event open to hackers, all over the world. While we primarily work with student hackers or those who have graduated within the last 12 months, working professionals are also welcome to join us. Students can include high school students, university undergraduate or postgraduate students, and people who are in vocational training such as apprenticeships.

 

As per our Code of Conduct, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability, or age. 

 

Code of Conduct

Check out our MLH Hackathon Rules for a full list of the rules: https://github.com/MLH/mlh-hackathon-rules/blob/master/Rules.md TL;DR.​ Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated. If you are in a situation that makes you uncomfortable at an MLH Member Event, if the event itself is creating an unsafe or inappropriate environment, or if interacting with an MLH representative or event organizer makes you uncomfortable, please report it using the procedures included in this document.

 

Major League Hacking (MLH) stands for inclusivity. We believe that every single person has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Reporting Procedures

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 remain anonymous.

 

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 - +14092026060, i​ncidents@mlh.io

Canada General Reporting - +13434534532, i​ncidents@mlh.io

Europe General Reporting - +448008085675, i​ncidents@mlh.io

Asia-Pacific General Reporting - +918000402492, i​ncidents@mlh.io

 

Special Incidents

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.

 

Mary Siebert - +1 (516) 362-1835, ​mary@mlh.io

Ryan Swift - +1 (347) 868-6698, r​yan@mlh.io

Nick Quinlan - +1 (510) 859-8578, ​nq@mlh.io

Jon Gottfried - +1 (212) 851-6746, ​jon@mlh.io

Swift - +1 (347) 220-8667, s​wift@mlh.io

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​ hi@mlh.io​.

 

Remember!

The competition is just a part of the hackathon. To make the most out of the event, try something new, teach other people, and make new friends!

 

Happy Hacking from the MLH team!