TL;DR: GovHack should be an awesome experience for everyone. Be nice, play fair, or go home.
Long version: By participating in GovHack 2016, as an observer or a competitor, you agree to the following:
Treat others with respect.
…NOT abuse, stalk, harass or threaten others. I will not make offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. I will not disrupt other people or the event and I will not make inappropriate physical contact or pay unwelcome sexual attention to other participants.
Keep it G-rated and be mindful of my language.
…NOT swear or make sexist, racist, or other exclusionary jokes which may be offensive to those around me. I will behave in a way (only submit competition material) that is suitable for anyone to view, including young children.
Respect the venue and equipment.
…keep the venue clean and tidy and use the rubbish and recycling bins as appropriate. I will let the organisers know if there are any issues.
Follow the competition rules.
…only use authorised materials that I have the right to use and release and will not submit any projects which are potentially libellous, false, defamatory or overtly political or contains material which is potentially confidential, commercially sensitive, or which would cause personal distress or loss. I will check the website and/or have a chat with one of the organisers if at any stage I am unclear on the competition rules.
Look after myself and others.
…remember that we are all here to hack, not party. If I am under 18, I will ensure my guardian is with me whenever I am at the venue, and if I am the guardian of a participant under 18 I will ensure I keep an eye on them. If I am feeling uncomfortable, am being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, I will immediately contact a GovHack organiser.
Remember that the GovHack organisers are in charge and have put a lot of effort into organising a great event.
…NOT do anything to ruin it or engage in any behavior that violates this code of conduct. I understand that the GovHack organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warnings or expulsion from the GovHack event. I understand that if I am removed from the event due to inappropriate behaviour, I will no longer be eligible to compete for GovHack prizes.