Rules

Remember that hackathons are like marathons. Some people go to compete, but most people take part to improve themselves and have fun. Make sure you're embracing the hacker spirit by collaborating with other teams, helping others, and having fun.

Participants

Everyone around the world including school or college students, working professionals or people not having any formal education are invited to join us in this mega celebration.

Teams

  • Teams may include up to 4 participants. Participants are permitted to work alone.
  • Participants should not be part of more than one team.

Projects and submissions

  • Projects may only be worked on during the allotted hacking time.
    • Starting time: Sept 18, 10:00am IST
    • Ending time: Sept 19, 5:00pm IST
    • Working on a hack past the deadline will not be accepted as a project
    • Generic preparation, such as installing software, is permitted.
  • Participants can build on their old projects, but will be judged on the features added during the hackathon.
  • Participants can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects.
  • Submission must not plagiarize code or design.
  • Participants must properly disclose any parts of their creation that they did not make themselves. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • APIs
    • Third-party libraries
  • The creation needs to be functional in some way and not just a concept. Hackathons are about creating things, and turning your ideas into action, even if what you make isn't super polished.
    • Examples of what is allowed:
      • Web page with info made in HTML and CSS
      • Calculator
      • Notes app, where users can type things in
      • Hiking app that uses real-time data
    • Examples of what is not allowed:
      • A UI mockup drawing, made in Photoshop
      • An essay describing an idea
  • We want to include as many projects as we can, while making sure we all focus on creating, so if you're unsure whether or not your idea is okay, feel free to ask us!
  • Submissions should include a maximum of 2 minute video describing the project, github link to source code and screenshots.

Judging

  • After the submission, all projects will be judged based on the idea and the execution from which top 10 teams will be selected.
  • The top 10 teams will then have to present their project in front of the judges in not more than 5 mins.

Other

  • The organizers have the final say in any matter or conflict regarding the rules.
  • Disqualified participants are no longer considered "eligible participants", and thus cannot be on a team.
  • Hackodisha will not share sensitive information, such as names and emails with third parties without your consent. However, we may email you about our sponsors requiring such info for purposes like optionally claiming swag, and prizes.
  • Participants may be removed from the hackathon at the organizers' discretion, for reasons including but not limited to:
    • Breaching the Code of Conduct
  • If you have any questions regarding the rules, please email [email protected].