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Hack The Dinos

Repo for AMNH's 2015 Hackathon, Hack The Dinos!

The root directory of this repository contains data, documents, and images that are general purpose and could pertain to multiple challenges. Challenge specific data, documents, and images can be found under the challenges directory in a subdirectory with the same name as that challenge. Cloning this repository will give you local copies of all source files involved with all challenges.

Check out this year's hackathon infographic!

Don't forget to check social media for hashtag #HacktheDinos!

See the wiki for all the details!

Looking for hackathon project repositories? Go to the HackTheDinos organization page

American Museum of Natural History - Hack the Dinos Code of Conduct

Following the Rules. By participating in Hack the Dinos, you agree to comply with this Code of Conduct, the Museum’s policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources (which you may read upon connecting to the Museum wireless network), Museum policies and procedures regarding the safety and security of its visitors, guests, facilities and collections, and the direction of Museum staff and volunteers while you are at the event. Participants who do not comply with any of the above may be asked to leave the event and may be prohibited from participating in similar future events at the Museum.

Filming and Photography. Hack the Dinos may be filmed or photographed by the Museum for its non-profit educational and fundraising purposes including for promoting Museum events and Public Programs, in any form of media, anywhere. In addition, invited members of the press may be present at the event and may also film or photograph the event and the participants. By participating in Hack the Dinos, you agree to be filmed or photographed for these purposes.

Participants' Creations. The purpose of Hack the Dinos is to showcase the role computer science plays in scientific research and to develop open-source tools and apps for the advancement of science. The projects created by Hack the Dinos participants will use publicly-available Museum databases and other open-source resources. Participants agree to publish all works created at Hack the Dinos in publicly-available databases or websites and to permit others to access and use these works on a royalty-free, non-commercial basis. If you wish to make commercially-viable solutions, please consider attending another event. Participants additionally agree not to disrupt other participants' work at Hack the Dinos, or use content being created by other participants without express consent.

You agree that any original work you create is freely available without restriction or is licensed as open source as defined by the Open Source Initiative. If you do not specify a specific OSI compliant license in your repository, your works will be considered released under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

No Self-Promotion. Hack the Dinos is a creative and educational event, and is not a forum for business development or promotion. Participants may not engage in promotion of themselves or their businesses, including networking unrelated to Hack the Dinos challenges, distributing printed materials or branded merchandise of any kind, pitching a business or idea that is unrelated to Hack the Dinos challenges, or any form of transactional or sales activity, whether or not money is involved.

No Harassment. The Museum does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Sexual language and imagery, or any other potentially harassing material or behavior including but not limited to verbal comments, intimidation, inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention, are not permitted at Hack the Dinos and may not be incorporated into the demos or presentations. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately and to not repeat their behavior, or may be required to leave Hack the Dinos, in the Museum's sole discretion. If a participant is being harassed, notices that someone else is being harassed, or has any other concerns, he or she should immediately contact a member of Hack the Dinos staff, who will promptly address any such complaints.

No Alcohol, Etc. No alcohol or other controlled or illegal substances of any kind will be allowed at Hack the Dinos (excluding alcohol served as part of the event or medications taken at the direction of a physician). Possession of any such substances will result in immediate expulsion from Hack the Dinos, and any participant who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of any such substance will be asked to leave the event immediately for the health and safety of all participants.

Only participants who are 18+ will be able to spend the night at the museum. Minors will be asked to leave at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night and can return at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Please Contact Us Immediately Whenever You Need Assistance. Museum staff and volunteers are available to help participants with any issues or concerns during the event.

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