Code of Conduct

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as participants in the Chi Ladies Hack event pledge to making participation in our event a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
  • Showing empathy towards other participants

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Harassment of any kind
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Please ensure that your project presentation does not stigmatize, alienate, or marginalize any individual or group.

In particular:

  • Keep your presentation deck G-rated
  • Anything beyond the occasional mild cuss word is not appropriate
  • While criticism of software, programming practices, etc, is acceptable, please try to offer constructive improvements or alternatives as part of your presentation
  • Personal criticism and ad hominem attacks are never okay

To discuss any incidents or behaviour in violation of this code of conduct, please contact a member of our staff either in person at the event or by phone at 708-557-7287. We will take any complaints seriously, and respond appropriately. Attendees, coaches, sponsors, or event staff who violate this Code of Conduct may be asked to remedy their behaviour, apologise, leave the event, or may be banned from future events.