One of the primary goals of this Code of Conduct is to create an event that is inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof).

This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in the hackton, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all those who participate in our event to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Open [Source/Culture/Tech] Citizenship

A supplemental goal of this Code of Conduct is to increase open [source/culture/tech] citizenship by encouraging participants to recognize and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

Communities mirror the societies in which they exist and positive action is essential to counteract the many forms of inequality and abuses of power that exist in society.

Expected Behavior

– Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the health and longevity of this community.

– Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.

– Attempt collaboration before conflict.

– Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

– Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert the organizers of the hackathon if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in the hackathon. 

Harassment includes: harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from anyone involved in the hackathon, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participants engage in unacceptable behavior, the  organizers of Hack the Crisis Austria may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including an exclusion from the hackathon

If You Witness or Are Subject to Unacceptable Behavior

If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify one of the organizers as soon as possible. You can find a list of organizers to contact . on our “Supporters” page in the team section. Additionally,  organizers are available to help participants engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe. 

Addressing Grievances

If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify one of the organizers with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in accordance with our existing governing policies.


We expect all participants (contributors, paid or otherwise; sponsors; and other guests) to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to the hackthon.

License and attribution

The Hack the Crisis Austria Code of Conduct is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. It is based on the Berlin Code of Conduct, which is distributed under the same license.