DevHacks 2021 Hackthon Rules
- Attendees from all backgrounds, genders and geographies are welcome. There is no age restriction to attend the hackathon.
- Committee members are not eligible to participate in the hackathon. They may, however, assist teams or mentors during the coding/development phase.
- There is no country restriction but you must be eligible to receive prizes (in case you win) and you are responsible for paying any taxes on the prize winnings.
- Teams can consist of at least two team members to a maximum of five members.
- You will need a team in order to join one of our 3 hackathons. So, for joining DevHacks hackathons, you will need a team.
- Those who have a team formed they must to register also individually and to complete in the form the name of the team. You can change the name of the team after your registration
- Changes to team members are allowed until Thursday, one day before the actual hackathon. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis as decided by the rules committee.
- No development may start before the actual date and time of the event. Any teams that violate this rule will be automatically disqualified..
- Any software development tools, game engine, IDE, and/or programming language can be used for the event
- To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code must be created only at the hackathon.
- The code will be check on the GitLab / GitHub platform for verified the authenticity.
- If mentors, organizers or members of the jury decide to ask you to upload the source code in the platform for a quick check you must to provide it.
- Every team is responsible about their project, the organizers and the mentors just supported them during the event.
- A team may not code applications that violate the code of conduct. For example, racially insensitive ideas for an application will automatically be disqualified.
- Teams must stop hacking once the time is up.
- The team that develop any idea, project, app etc. at DevHacks it has copyright in what it creates. The source code will be share only to verify the originality and not to be copied or developed before the competition.
- All teams should have a team name and be registered at DevHacks 2021.
- The project must respect the challenge.
- The code will be upload in the GitLab / GitHub platform.
- The participants should have an account on this platforms before the event.
- The communication between the mentors and the teams will be done on the Slack platform.
- The Intro and the announcement of the winners will be live and the organizers will share a link to watch it.
- Every team must be received the links before the event starts.
- During the night of the event, the organizers and the mentors will not be able to support the participants.
- The prices will be shared between the members of the winner teams.
- The challenge is chosen by the partner of the hackathon and will be announce in the first day of the competition.
- Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackathon attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned). We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.
- All projects submissions will be code-reviewed. Applications will be spot checked by code reviewers, mentors. All the projects selected by the judges as finalists will be code reviewed to confirm that the code is original work created at the hackathon and all components and assets conform to the licenses allowed in these rules.
- After hacking time ends, the jury will take some minutes to deliberate the winners.
- Creativity: The idea developed is an original one.
- Innovation: It brings something new to the market, a new product or a significant improvement over something existing.
- Social Impact: The idea developed can have an impact in the society and can be a solution to a problem we face every day.
- Technology: How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
- Design: Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
- Completion: Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
- These criteria will guide judges but ultimately judges are free to make decisions based on their gut feeling of which projects are the most impressive and most deserving.
- The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges (we will have 4 judges in total - 1 from us like the organizators and 3 from the company).
- Prizes will be offered by the event partners.
- They will be transferred after the list of winners / teams is finalized.
- For the Climate change Hackathon powered by Systematic, the prizes are: 1000 euros for the 1st place, 700 euros for the 2nd place and 300 euros for the 3rd place, but also some surprises for the other participants.
- We will announce as soon as possible the other prizes for the rest of 2 Hackathons.