Code of conduct OpenHack

The Code of ethical conduct outlines the behavioural standards expected of all members of the board, employees, business partners, volunteers and participants of OpenHack. 


Openhack abides to follow and track compliance with all laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate in.

Human Rights

Openhack supports and respects international human rights as stated by the UN declaration and associated conventions. No one shall in any way cause or contribute to the violation or circumvention of human rights. We place great importance in ensuring the compliance with employees basic human rights.


Openhack will ensure that environmental and sustainability options are prioritized to the greatest extent possible when selecting means of transportation and suppliers. It should also be a vital part of the decision making in all questions where it is relevant. All consumables and electricity consumption should be used in a conscious matter. We wish to minimize the environmental impacts of our business.


We work for equality within every aspect of the business, always considering the diversity aspect. Within Openhack women and men will have the same opportunities, rights, and obligations. We assure that men and women will not be judged and valued by gender.  We value diversity as an asset.

Care for employees

Openhack assures to create a healthy, safe and fair workplace for all employees and all volunteers that work with the company. As well as abide with all labor and employment laws and regulations of the countries we are working in.


Openhack will not tolerate and actively work against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class. Openhack will further attempt to promote diversity among their employees. Everyone should feel welcome at Openhack regardless of their background.


Any type of harassment is prohibited at all times. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


Employees should neither accept nor give payments, gifts or any other form of compensation that in any way can be perceived to affect the objectivity of business decisions.


Openhack is and will always be completely free to attend for all our participants. Everything that is presented at the hackathon has to be open source and have either an MIT or GPL license.


Everything stated above also applies during the hackathons. But in addition: Photography is encouraged during events, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If someone objects to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy (in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping).

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

Sponsors and partners are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately.

Hackathon staff will be happy to help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon. We value your attendance.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Hackathon organizers may take any action they see appropriate, including warnings or expulsion from the Hackathon.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all Openhack-related events.


Anyone who violates the law or the ethical code of conduct may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of their employment or position or be asked to leave the event