SheCanSTEM is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment as well as

a harassment-free experience at our events. They are positive and welcoming for

everyone, regardless of:

● gender

● gender identity and expression

● age

● sexual orientation

● disability

● physical appearance

● body size

● race

● ethnicity

● nationality

● religion

● political views

● field expertise/experience or lack of

● chosen programming language or tech stack


We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Forms of harassment

such as sexual language and imagery are not appropriate at any SheCanSTEM event


● projects/hacks

● talks, presentations, or demos

● workshops

● any parties associated with the event

● social media

● any other online media


Event participants violating these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the event

without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the event organizers and

SheCanSTEM staff.


By attending a SheCanSTEM event, I agree to acknowledge the following:

● Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender

identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance,

body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or political views, sexual images in

public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or

audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks

or events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

● Photography is encouraged, but participants must be given a reasonable chance

to opt-out from being photographed. If they object 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.

● Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply


● This event is a hackathon, so we would like to explicitly note that every hack

created at the hackathon is equally subject to the anti-harassment policy.

● 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


● If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have

any other concerns, please contact a staff member immediately.

● If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organizers or

SheCanSTEM staff may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes

warning the offender, expulsion from the event with no refund (if applicable), or

reporting their behaviour to local law enforcement.

● We expect participants to follow this code of conduct at all event venues and

event-related social events.


By entering the premises of the event, all attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers,

and staff at the event are agreeing to abide by this code of conduct. Organizers will

enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all attendees to

ensure a safe environment for everybody.


If you have witnessed or experienced any transgressions of this Code of Conduct at

any SheCanSTEM affiliated event, please get in contact with us: