We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh
Ownership or IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
No more than five people.
Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page where projects will be submitted. Instructions will arrive in your inbox during the hackathon, and will be gone over during the event.
You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoints will be allowed. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.
What to build?
Depends on what challenge (or how many) you’re going after! Study the challenges and use those as your guideposts. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and you can scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish on time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it’s ok if your project is not perfect (yet).
Who can attend?
Anyone and everyone! Our attendees typically consist of junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!
Is Travel cost covered?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel stipends for our Global Series.