The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires. Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.
This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial.
This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.
Hacks/Hackers Berlin is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for participants of all races, gender and trans statuses, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, and beliefs. We’ve written this code of conduct not because we expect bad behaviour from our community—which, in our experience, is overwhelmingly kind and civil—but because we believe a clear code of conduct is one necessary part of building a respectful community space.
Participants of Hacks/Hackers Berlin agree to:
Be considerate in speech and actions, and actively seek to acknowledge and respect the boundaries of fellow attendees. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: deliberate intimidation; stalking; unwanted photography or recording; sustained or wilful disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; use of sexual or discriminatory imagery, comments, or jokes; and unwelcome sexual attention. If you feel that someone has harassed you or otherwise treated you inappropriately, please alert any member of the organising team in person, or via the meet-up page, or twitter.
Take care of each other. Alert a member of the organising team if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential. If any attendee engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any lawful action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to warning the offender or asking the offender to leave the event. (If you feel you have been unfairly accused of violating this code of conduct, you should contact the organising team with a concise description of your grievance; any grievances filed will be considered by the entire Hacks/Hackers Berlin team.)
This code of conduct covers Hacks/Hackers Berlin, including associated community gatherings.
We welcome your feedback on this and every other aspect of Hacks/Hackers Berlin, and we thank you for working with us to make it a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates.