1. The primary objective of the event is to meet people while having fun building something new. Don’t do anything that would detract from the fairness or fun of the event.
  2. The bulk of the construction should happen during the weekend. It’s not going to be a fun event if some teams show up on Sunday with super-elaborate projects that they’ve been working on for months.
  3. Brainstorming, planning, and mock ups are fine to prepare in advance of the Hackathon Weekend. You are also allowed to consider what APIs and third party services you plan to use.
  4. You can use whatever tools and spaces are at your disposal. You’re strongly encouraged to attend the Hackathon Workshop and work at the Hackathon Weekend event location because that’s where the real excitement and energy will be! In order to qualify for the prizes, you must be present to register and also meet with the judges to present your project on Sunday between noon and 5pm.
  5. Projects must be submitted to by 1pm Sunday. Instructions for submitting these projects will be provided during the Hackathon Weekend. USE THIS DECK FOR SUBMISSIONS
  6. Each participant may compete on one team only- not on multiple teams/projects. Teams will be limited to 2-5 people per team to keep competition fair and healthy. Please list all team members that contributed to your project on your presentation in the “Team Members” slide, even if they did not officially sign up for the hackathon. It is not fair to receive extra outside help without disclosing that information so the judges can take that into consideration (don’t try to make it look like 2 people did the work of 4).
  7. Anyone in violation of these rules (at the organizer’s discretion) will be asked to leave and their project will be deemed ineligible compete.