Challenges and case studies submitted by Dec 22nd to devpost will be considered as submissions for project teams for funding and prizes.

Prize awards and incentives will be announced at the end of December (announced in early January) with our sponsoring partners and judges. We welcome prizes for hard-working teams working to build new solutions and encourage your in-kind donations directly to our nonprofits working on deployments in the area.

Code of Conduct below is borrowed from our friends at Mozilla for creating community resources in the open web and in person.

Code of Conduct

This community series of events is intended for networking and collaboration as well as learning and helping people rebuild their lives.

We value the participation of every member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the event and in interactions online associated with OurLabs and the community resources created together.

To make clear what is expected, everyone taking part in swarm events and discussions—instructors, helpers, organizers, and learners—is required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout events, but you may also contact us directly by email at lightlodges@gmail.com if you have any questions. All communication will be treated as confidential.

The Short Version
  • Theis series of volunteer events to create open source resources for crisis and disaster response is dedicated to providing a harassment-free learning experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or choice of text editor. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event.
  • Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.
  • Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate.
  • Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of the conference organizers without a refund of any charge that may have been levied.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

The Longer Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.