Solar Hacks is a one-day, 200-participant Hackathon that is independent and unaffiliated with any school. Our goal is to bring middle and high school students in the Bay Area together to come together and develop innovative ideas that could revolutionize the world. At Solar Hacks, we provide students with the resources and mentorship that would be needed to convert their ideas into a reality. Additionally, by the end of the Hackathon, students will be able to learn how to collaborate with their peers to build STEM projects, gain presentation skills, and be inspired to continue doing things they love! Food, workshops, assistance, drinks, and swag will be provided to all participants for free! We want all participants to enjoy their day at Solar Hacks, hence, we would encourage everybody to arrive to the Hackathon with a competitive mindset.

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Event Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at events hosted at DigitalOcean Headquarters, or events representing DigitalOcean, are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers and/or DigitalOcean staff will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version DigitalOcean is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers or DigitalOcean employees.

The Less Quick Version Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers or DigitalOcean staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

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

DigitalOcean staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at all DigitalOcean related event venues.

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