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MYSTI Code of Conduct

This Research internship is a community event intended for learning, collaboration, and engagement aimed at solving community problems by integrating Islamic and  scientific research methodologies. We value the participation of each member and want everyone involved to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all staff and participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout the event. To make clear what is expected, all staff, participants, volunteers, mentors and judges are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.


Be Respectful Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Participants must remain civil and polite in their engagement with others. Treating other persons with disrespect is not acceptable.


Maintain a Courteous and Sporting Attitude

Rude conduct, including belittling or insulting comments, gestures, or negative attitudes, is not acceptable.

Moreover, competitors are expected to maintain a sporting attitude. A sporting attitude is defined as: (1) a positive attitude toward the process of competition, not just winning,(2) a willingness to maintain positive attitude and effort throughout competition without becoming cynical about or in competition, (3) a commitment to fair competition and abhorrence of attempts to gain unfair advantages, (4) an understanding that opponents are legitimately engaged in attempts to win the competition and their attempts to win are not insulting or personal, (5) the ability and willingness to positively recognize the achievements of opponents, even when those achievements come at the expense of the competitor, and (6) the ability to treat defeated opponents with courtesy and respect.


Be Awesome Do your best and believe in yourself. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the hackathon at the sole discretion of the organizers. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly place for all.


Respect Coaching Staff & Team Members

Competitors are expected to treat their coaches and fellow team members with a high level of respect and courtesy.

The Director of the MySTI platform and the designated representatives, hired or volunteer coaches are to be addressed with courtesy and respect at all times.

Competitors should understand that they are expected to comply with specific directives given by the coaches regarding any MySTI business or competition.

Problems or disagreements between team members that impact event should be brought to the attention of the Director.

Questions or disputes concerning the judging must be brought to the attention of the MySTI Director in writing at [email protected].


Comply with All Federal, State and Local Laws and Host Policies

Competitors are expected to comply with all applicable laws and rules. Failure to comply may result in consequences for competitors.