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4 months ago

Great Expectations Hackathon Rule Update for Russian participants.

Hello All,

It has come to my attention from the staff at Devpost that they will not allow any Russian participants in our hackathon.

From the Devpost staff:

"In accordance with new US sanctions, residents of Russia are no longer eligible to participate in this contest. The conflict in Ukraine and global repercussions are rapidly evolving. We are monitoring US sanctions against Russia and communicating with our contest attorney to make sure we are all compliant.  As such, we are advised to exclude Russian residents from participation in all hackathons (due to prize fulfillment, among other reasons). 

We’re very sorry for any inconvenience that you’re experiencing, but please know that our team is doing our best to administer hackathons while keeping in mind current events that are unfolding." 

Please feel free to reach out to them if you have any questions. If you need help getting in contact with them please let me know. 

If you are a Russian participant, do not let this stop you from contributing to open-source software. I hope you feel you can still find community with us, your fellow engineers. 

Thanks,
Kyle