Participation Agreement

The purpose of this Participation Agreement (“Agreement”) is permit me to participate in the Node Knockout Hackathon (the “Event”) organized by Joyent, Inc. (“Joyent”).

I hereby release Joyent, all sponsors, organizers, and other person(s) or organizations connected with the Event (the “Released Parties”) from any claim of damage or injury from my participation in or traveling to the Event. Having read this Agreement, and in consideration of your acceptance of my participation in this Event, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Released Parties and all of their officers, directors, representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereby occur to me arising out of my participation in this Event even if that liability arises out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this Agreement.  I further agree that I waive and will not sue or make any claim against the Released Parties for injuries or other losses suffered as a result of my participation in the Event.  

I also agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all suits, claims, judgments and costs, including attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with any action brought, by me (or by any other party on my behalf) or any third party, as a result of my participation in the Event.  I also give my permission to use my likeness and publish my name in the news or other media or advertising sources.  I acknowledge that this Agreement will be used by the Released Parties and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at the Event.  

This Agreement is the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and supersedes any and all oral or written agreements or understandings between the parties, as to the subject matter hereof.  This Agreement shall be governed by California law as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents. I submit to personal jurisdiction in California and further agree that any cause of action arising under this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in a court in San Francisco, California.

I have carefully read this Agreement and understand that it includes a release and waiver of liability, an agreement to indemnify Joyent and the other released parties, and a promise not to sue or make a claim. I am aware that this Agreement is a contract between the Released Parties and me and that I cannot participate in the Event unless I enter into this Agreement, which I am doing of my own free will. I certify that I am at least 18 years old and I acknowledge that I have read and understand the foregoing Agreement and agree to be bound by its terms.