Be respectful. Our Designathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free space for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, race, or religion.

HubIT stands for inclusivity. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and inappropriate imagery are not appropriate for submitted projects or at any time or place during the event, including talks, workshops, receptions, and online media. Attendees violating these rules may be expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers. Any occurrences that violate the HubIT Code of Conduct should be reported as specified in the procedures at the end of the document.


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Harassment includes, but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to: 

• Gender, 

• Age, 

• Sexual orientation, 

• Ability, 

• physical appearance, 

• Race, 

• Religion, 

•Sexual or graphic images in public spaces, 

• Deliberate intimidation, 

• Stalking, following, harassing, 

• Photography or video recording someone without their consent, 

• Sustained disruption of talks or other events, 

• Inappropriate physical contact, 

• Unwelcome sexual attention.

All attendees, including participants, speakers, judges, the general public and organisers are required to abide by the following code of conduct at all times. Attendees exhibiting any of these harmful behaviours will be asked to stop immediately, and at the discretion of event organisers, any action deemed appropriate may be taken, including warning the perpetrator or expelling them from the event without the right to demo.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please follow the reporting procedures at the bottom of this document and report the incident immediately. Equity officers will be clearly identified and reachable at all times via the phone numbers below.

The staff will be happy to help attendees contact venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Reporting procedures

If you feel uncomfortable or think there may be a potential violation of the code of conduct, please report it through the following methods. All reporters have the right to remain anonymous.  

Credit for this code of conduct go to the following codes of conduct: McHacks Code of Conduct, Major League Hacking Code of Conduct, Hack Code of Conduct, Hack@Brown Code of Conduct, JustHack Code of Conduct,  

If you have any questions regarding this code of conduct, please contact or HubIT reserves the right to modify this code of conduct at any time.



The Designathon is implemented by the HubIT consortium partners as a part of the proposal “The HUB for boosting the Responsibility and inclusiveness of ICT enabled Research and Innovation through constructive interactions with SSH research”. The Program is funded by the European Commission.The goal of the Program is to activate constructive interactions between the stakeholders forming the RRI-SSH ecosystem. The program will help stimulate the uptake of SSH research within the framework of ongoing H2020 ICT project solutions and ideas for new SSH-ICT collaborative projects either funded by H2020, national or international programmes, or private investors. The methods used within this WP will itself become tested tools for SSH/RRI implementation in ICT research and be part of The Final European Framework Model.

I, participant of the Designathon:

Commit to protect the reputation of the Program and not take any intended actions that could compromise the image and reputation of the Program.

Confirm understanding that all intellectual property (IP) created and/or presented before/during the Program belongs only to its creator(s) and is protected under Intellectual Property Law and other IP protection laws.

Agree with the use of photographs and video materials made during the Program for publicity purposes without my additional prior consent.

Understand that confidential information includes any IP, business idea, know-how, business concept, software, procedures, products, services, development projects or programs, idea descriptions, or any conclusions revealed to me. Confidential information does not include information that was known or developed independently prior to learning about the business idea; information that is publicly available through non-illicit activities; information obtained from third parties who have the right to disclose such information.

Commit not to disclose any confidential information about Program participant(s) to any third party without the prior written consent of Program participant(s).

Commit not to use confidential information for any purposes other than to participate in the Program and/or review and evaluate and to provide assistance to participants during the Program.

Agree that the Data processor—HubIT consortium partners, would process my personal data—name, surname, gender, email address, phone number, LinkedIn contact details, city and country of my origin in order to administer a contact database for the Program. Processed data will be kept for 3 (three) calendar years. I understand that I have the right to disagree with this clause, in which case I shall lose the right to participate in Program activities, directly receive information about the possibilities provided by the Program, ongoing and upcoming events and news. I am informed that I can cancel my given consent at any time. I am informed that in accordance to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (thereinafter—GDPR) articles 15, 16, 17, 21 that foresee personal subject’s data rights and their regulation I have the right to 1) know (be informed) about the processing of my personal data; 2) learn about my personal data and get copies; 3) insist that my personal data be deleted or activities related to the processing of my personal data be paused when data is processed not compliant with GDPR and principles of other legal acts that regulate the use and processing of personal data; 4) to object to the processing of my personal data. I am informed that in case any issues with Data processor cannot be resolved, I have the right to contact the supervisory body. Personal data is any information related to a natural person—the data subject, whose identity is known and can be directly or indirectly identified primarily by using such indicators as name, surname, location information, by using one or several physical, physiological, economic, cultural, or social identity traits, special personal data related to personal health, ethnic origin.