DevHacks 2022 - Hackthon Rules

    Eligibility

  • 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.
  • Team Formation & Members

  • Teams can consist of at least 2 team members to a maximum of 5 members.
  • You will need a team in order to join one of our 5 hackathons. So, for joining DevHacks hackathons, you will need a team.
  • Those who have a team formed must register also individually and complete the form with the name of the team. You can change the name of the team after your registration. You need to announce us, as the organizers.
  • Changes to team members are allowed until Thursday, 2 days before the event. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis as decided by the rules committee.
  • Project Development

  • 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 checked by the Mentors in order to verify the authenticity.
  • Every team is responsible for their project, and 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 develops any idea, project, app etc. at DevHacks has a copyright in what it creates. The source code will be shared only to verify the originality and not to be copied or developed before the competition.
  • General

  • All teams should have a team name and be registered at one of the 5 Hackathons of DevHacks 2022, in-person edition.
  • The project must respect the challenge.
  • The code will be uploaded to the GitLab / GitHub platform.
  • The participants should have an account on this platform before the event.
  • The Intro and the announcement of the winners will happen in person at Nord Events Center by GlobalWorth Bucuresti.
  • Every team will receive all the info needed before the event starts.
  • During the night of the event, the organizers and the mentors will not be able to support the participants.
  • The prizes will be shared between the members of the winning teams.
  • The challenge is chosen by the partner of the hackathon and will be announced on the first day of the competition - the 19th of November.
  • 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.
  • Pitching

  • All project submissions will be code-reviewed. Applications will be spot checked by code reviewers, and 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 that all components and assets conform to the licenses allowed in these rules.
  • After the hacking time ends, the jury will take some minutes to deliberate on the winners.
  • Judging Criteria

  • 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 on 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 (the jury from the companies and 1 person from our side - as organizers of the hackathon).
  • Prizes

  • Prizes will be offered by the event partners.
  • They will be transferred after the list of winners/teams is finalized.
  • For all our Hackathons the prizes are in money - from 300 EUR, up to 1500 EUR, but we also have some surprises for the other participants.
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