• Participants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Participants must enter as teams of 3-6 members.
  • Projects must be created during the hackathon (22nd March 2021, 9am, CET - 26th March 2021, 5pm, CET).
  • Official language of the Hackathon is English.



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Be Friendly and Welcoming

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Be Patient 

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Be Thoughtful

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Be Respectful and Inclusive

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  • Seek to build bridges and understand, not condemn or criticize.
  • Make a conscious effort to include people who differ from you.

Be Open and Curious

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  • Ask questions to understand, not denounce.
  • Focus on continuous learning - get better at the things you already know, tackle completely new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen yours

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  • Use welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online.
  • Don’t be destructive or inflammatory.
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism.
  • Listen with purpose, create space for communication preferences; honor them by shifting to accommodate.


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