All attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers and staff at RHok Australia events are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Short

RHoK Australia events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous RHoK event attendance or development experience. We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any RHoK Australia event, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from RHoK Australia events at the discretion of RHoK Australia organisers.

The Long

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, 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. 

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

We would also like to explicitly note that the hacks created at our hackathon are equally subjective to the anti-harassment policy.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a RHoK Australia organiser immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon.

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

Need Help?

If you have witnessed or experienced any transgressions of this Code of Conduct at a RHoK Australia event please contact us! That's what we're here for.