Pearl Hacks Code of Conduct

Please read the following document before attending Pearl Hacks.


Attendee requirements

In order to attend Pearl Hacks you must have a valid university ID. You may not enter the venue without a valid university ID.

Late sign up

Anyone may attend Pearl Hacks, even if you register late or not at all. You can sign up at the door. In order to accommodate everyone, we cannot guarantee food or t-shirts for late registrants. There are many affordable dining options within walking distance of the venue and plenty of room for you to work while you're here. Whether you register beforehand or when you arrive, you will have a great time at Pearl Hacks.

Venue requirements

We do not allow alcohol, weapons, or illegal substances in our venues. Please do not bring these items to Pearl Hacks. In addition, please do not permanently modify or damage the rooms that we will be using. If you see something that needs immediate attention, please notify an event volunteer or email with the subject title "Say Something".

Trash and recycling

Please clean up after yourself and use the proper receptacles for your garbage. If a trash can is overflowing, try to find another one and alert an organizer to the problem by emailing with the subject title "Trash".

Code requirements

All code presented for judging must be written during the event. Contestants that violate this rule will be disqualified. The easiest way to avoid doing this is by trying something you've never done before.

Food requirements

You should already know this one. Take only as much food as you will eat, then come back for more later if you are still hungry. Large events run the risk of running out of food not because there isn't enough for everyone but because people, worried that there won't be enough for them, take more than they can eat. This leaves less for people who come later. In the end, the people who took too much end up throwing away the extra food because they couldn't eat all of it. Others end up having to go find food elsewhere. Don't do this at Pearl Hacks.

Emergency procedure

In an emergency, immediately call 911 then alert an organizer or volunteer by calling 470-242-HACK (4225).

MLH Data Sharing Notice

All Pearl Hacks attendees must agree to the MLH Data Sharing Notice, linked here!

MLH Code of Conduct

In addition to everything listed in this document, Pearl Hacks also requires all attendees to abide by the MLH Code of Conduct. For more information, read the document.