November 11, 2021

Hackathon Rules, Waiver & Release, and Code of Conduct

Participation Eligibility

  • Teams must have no less than 3 hackers and no more than 5 hackers
  • There are no geographic restrictions

Final Project Submission requirements 

Submissions must include

Virtual Pitch on Nov. 18th at 4:30pm PST

  • A 3 min slide presentation of your final project  – two people max from the team will present
Final Project Submissions to be uploaded by Nov. 29th
  • A project description (approximately 200 words)
  • 5 minute video demo that will be shared with the judges
  • A link to GitHub/GitLab/code repository
  • Optional: a link to a working demo

To qualify

  • Your entry must abide by the Event Rules & Conditions and Code of Conduct.
  • While you may plan ahead of time, all code for your project must be written during the event.
  • You cannot steal another team’s source code, and you must certify that all code and presentations you submit are your own work.

Code of Conduct


This event is a community hackathon intended for collaboration and learning.We value the participation of each member of the community and want all participants to have an enjoyable experience. Accordingly, all participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to other participants and the organizers throughout the hackathon. To make clear what is expected, all participants of this hackathon are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.


The Code

The spirit of The Code is to prohibit activities including but not limited to:

  • Comments that others find offensive
  • Any activity related to harassing, demeaning, mocking or intimidating others, especially this behavior as it relates to characteristics such as:
    • Gender
    • Sexual orientation
    • Physical or mental ability
    • Age
    • Socioeconomic status
    • Ethnicity
    • Physical appearance
    • Race
    • Religion
  • Examples of other prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to:
    • Stalking
    • Unwanted sexual attention
    • Use of sexualized content

Participants asked to stop any behavior deemed as harassment are expected to comply immediately. If a participant fails to comply they will be asked to leave the event.

Sponsors, judges, mentors, volunteers, organizers, and anyone else at the event are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, attendees should not use sexualized content in their projects or during the event.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the hackathon organizers will take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expelling them from the event.

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it immediately to one of the event organizers or by emailing us at All reporters have the right to remain anonymous.


Event Rules & Conditions

  1. The following rules & conditions apply to The Expat Woman’s All-Women Virtual Hackathon (“The Event”)
  2. You assume full responsibility for any damage or injury caused by you in your participation in The Event (whether to persons or property, and whether to yourself or others) and release The Expat Woman, The Event, all sponsors of The Event, The Event volunteers, The Event staff, guests of The Event and all other participants in The Event (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any liability therefore. YOU ARE AWARE THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN The Event IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT THE RELEASE HEREIN IS INTENDED TO REFLECT THAT UNDERSTANDING.
  3. You will own any developments made by you during The Event, and all right, title and interest in those developments, including the intellectual property rights therein, shall belong to you. However, you acknowledge that during the course of The Event, you may obtain access to products, developments, information and other materials belonging to other participants of The Event, the sponsors of The Event and/or other third parties (“Third Party Materials”), and that nothing in this Agreement is deemed to transfer any ownership, right, title or interest in such Third Party Materials to you. Your only rights to the Third Party Materials shall be those expressly granted to you by the owner(s) of the Third Party Materials. 
  4. You acknowledge that The Event is intended to be an event where ideas are shared freely, and therefore acknowledge that any information that you share with other participants of The Event, the sponsors of The Event and/or other third parties during The Event is solely at your discretion and risk. If you wish to protect your information, it is solely your responsibility to implement confidentiality and security measures with respect to the persons to whom you are disclosing your information. None of the Releasees shall have any responsibility under this Agreement or by virtue of their participation in The Event with respect to your information.
  5. The Organizers have the unrestricted right to use your likeness, image, voice, opinions, and appearance, and also any images of your projects, developments, materials and belongings made at or brought to The Event, captured through video, photographs or other media during The Event for the express purpose of creating promotional material (the “Images”), for the purposes of use in websites, promotional materials, publications and other media of any of the Organizers, whether in print or electronically (the “Materials”). The foregoing right includes permission to copyright, use, re-use, publish, and republish Images in which you may be included, intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations, in conjunction with your own or a fictitious name, reproduction in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known;
    1. The Organizers shall solely own the Materials in which you or your Images, in whole or in part, may appear, including copyright interests, and you have no ownership rights therein;
    2. You give all clearances, copyright and otherwise, for use of your Images, and waive any moral rights that you may have in the Materials in which you or your Images may appear. The rights granted to the Hackathon Organizers herein are perpetual and worldwide. For greater certainty, my Images may continue to be used after the completion of The Event;
    3. You relinquish any right that you may have to examine or approve the Materials in which you or your Images may appear or the use to which they may be applied; and
    4. You hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless each and all of the Organizers from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form of the Images whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the recording of the Images or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
  6. You agree that the Organizers may share your registration details, LinkedIn/Github profiles, details of your Hackathon product, and other information obtained from you in the course of, or relating to, The Event with the sponsors of The Event, and acknowledge that such sponsors of The Event may contact you during and after The Event. By agreeing to this document and/or participating in The Event, you are providing your express consent to communications by the Organizers and sponsors (including e-mail communications, both marketing and informational) respecting the products and services of the Organizers and sponsors, and future events.
  7. If Selected as a winner you agree to the following:                                                   v. Any media, such as a blog post, that is created about winning the event, will first be shared with the Chainlink team beforehand so that we can coordinate and help you spread the message of your media.                                                   vi. You agree to an interview with a writer affiliated with the team, which will result in featuring your project on the Chainlink website and sharing your project with the greater community.

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