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Music Hack Day Code of Conduct

Music Hack Day is dedicated to a harassment-free hackathon experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:

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Music Hack Day organizers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free hackathon experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon attendees in any form.

Music Hack Day is an event about having fun, building cool stuff, and meeting new people. Though it is more informal than a professional environment, attendees are expected to behave responsibly and courteously. Be kind to one another.

Hackathon attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the conference organizers.

In more depth

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or presentations, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

In the context of this document, an attendee is anyone present at the event. This includes sponsors, technology presenters, hackers, and the audience for the hack demos at the end of the weekend.

All attendees are subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors and presenters should not use sexualized or otherwise harassing images, activities, or other material. If booths and booth staff are present, booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized or otherwise harassing clothing, uniforms, or costumes, or otherwise create a hostile environment for other attendees.

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

Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the event's organizers.

As a music tech event and a hackathon, we recognize that our circumstances are slightly different than the average tech conference for which the original code of conduct was designed. Music and related aspects of pop culture are often highly sexualized, both lyrically and aesthetically. As such, it is possible that an otherwise inoffensive hack may become offensive by selecting or involving explicit or offensive music, lyrical content, or album covers. Hacks of this type should be identified as such at the beginning of their demo, and presenters should provide people in the audience an opportunity to step out if they feel like they might be offended by the hack. Presenters should also make an effort to ensure that the content used in their demo is not offensive.