How it Works
1. Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. Please don’t come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but try to keep things within just limits.
2. Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.
3. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
4. Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg, Furby, drone, or Sphero.
Each hackathon has it’s individual hackathon.io page, which projects should be submitted on. Submission time is normally 1pm Sunday unless stated otherwise.
6. DEMO your Hack
You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or power-points will be allowed. Don’t be scared if you didn’t finish… it’s okay long as you tried your best.
7. Have fun
It’s a hackathon! Use whatever languages or hacks you have in your arsenal. Show us hardware. Show us new concepts. Show us anything you’d like.
8:00AM: Doors Open to Sponsors / Sponsor Setup
9:00AM: Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
10:30AM: Sponsor Talks and Team Pitches
12:00PM: Lunch /Hackathon begins
12:00PM: Intro to Mobile Bootcamp – HTML5 / Blackberry / Appcelerator and everything in between
2:00PM: Intro to Mobile Bootcamp – Android
4:00PM: Intro to Mobile Bootcamp – iOS
6:00PM-10:00PM: Sponsor Breakout Sessions
8:00PM: Dinner is served
HACK THROUGH THE NIGHT #HACKSTRONG
1:00PM: Hackathon Ends / Submission due on hackathon.io
2:00PM: Demos Begin / Demos only / No Slide Decks
(if your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of what you did and where you got stuck. It’s about showing what you’ve learned and not about pitching an idea)
5:00PM: Winners are announced / Prizathon!
5:30PM: Potential after-party