Code of Conduct

BusiHacks stands for inclusivity and respect for all people. We believe that BusiHacks 2021 should be a fun and safe place for all hackers, and we are committed to ensuring this for our participants. 


Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal or written comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, social class, economic status, veteran status, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it.


Anyone asked to stop harassment or otherwise harmful behavior will be expected to comply immediately. Participants who do not comply will be removed from all virtual platforms and will be disqualified from BusiHacks 2021. 


This anti-harassment and pro-tolerance policy extends to hackers, organizers, mentors, presenters, sponsors, judges, and any other people involved within BusiHacks 2021. If you are being harassed or witness harmful behavior occurring on any BusiHacks platform, please notify an executive director immediately by emailing


Participants must be enrolled in a high school or college/university institute to be eligible for participation at BusiHacks.


All projects submitted must be done within the hacking timeframe. If changes are made to the projects before or after the hacking timeframe, the projects will be disqualified immediately and participants are not eligible for any prizes.


By submitting a project to BusiHacks, you and your teammates agree that the project idea is original and does not contain any means of harrassment. Violation of this rule will lead to immediate disqualification and participants are not eligible for any prizes.



  1. Each team can have a maximum of 5 members.

  2. Teams should be made up exclusively of students who are not organizers, judges, sponsors, or in any other privileged position at the event.

    1. Provided that they are also students and don’t fall under the aforementioned privileged categories.

  3. The project should be started and all work needed for it should be done at the hackathon.

    1. Pre-existing work may be used provided that it is open source

    2. If a team chooses to add new features to an existing project, this will be permitted. However, teams must explicitly state which features were developed during the hackathon, and judges will only consider new functionality or features added during the hackathon in determining the winners.

  4. Teams must stop hacking once the time is up, at 9 am PDT, Sunday, August 22nd.

  5. Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers' discretion. Reasons may include but are not limited to breaking the Competition Rules, breaking the Code of Conduct, or other unsporting behavior.

  6. Prize Eligibility

    1. Weekend-only hackers are eligible to compete. 

    2. Attend two workshops and fill out the google form to be entered into a raffle for a coffee chat and prize!


Happy hacking!

BusiHacks 2021 Organizers