ETHGlobal events are community hackathons intended for collaboration and learning. We value the participation of each member 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 duration of the hackathon. To make clear what is expected, all attendees and other participants at this hackathon are required to conform to the following Rules & Code of Conduct - Organizers will enforce this code throughout the duration of event.

Rules on Pre-existing Work

Each hack submission will be judged solely on the quality of the work completed during the duration of the hackathon.

If you use pre-existing code in your project, you need to disclose all information in your submission. If, upon inspection, you present work that appears to have been completed before the hackathon began that you did not disclose, you will need to explicitly point out how your new work differs from old work.

NOTE: Historically, projects that use a majority of pre-existing work do not score as high in the judging as projects which present wholly new and novel approaches - the whole point of this hackathon is to create.


Hackers are required to stake cryptocurrency to claim their spot and participate in HackFS. Stakes are returned to hackers - so long as hackers meet two minimum requirements:

  1. During the event, a member of the ETHGlobal team will check-in with you and your team regularly to see if you're blocked or need help with your hack. If you are unresponsive to our check-ins your stake will not be returned.
  2. You must submit your hack before the submission deadline**.** Partial or incomplete hacks are eligible for stake being returned.

Code of Conduct

ETHGlobal events are places for creative collaboration, learning, and sharing. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and other negative behaviour at our events.