two tracks for participation:  

Educational Track

This is for beginners interested in learning to code for iOS and Android.  This will be primarily for younger middle school age participants, however, anyone who wants to learn the basics may register to participate.  This track will not be part of the competition and is simply an educational and fun experience.

Competitive Track

For anyone who wants to compete in the hackathon (generally, high school through professional levels).  This will be structured and formatted as a bit competitive for a team to “win”.

 

Event Rules: 

Competitive Track

Teams
Teams can be anywhere from two to five members. All teams must include at least two builders (i.e., a Developer and Designer).

If you're looking for fellow teammates, direct message participants on DevPost. Others are looking for teams, too!  Link: http://devpost.com

Code, Design, SFX, Music, etc.
To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code, design, art, music, SFX, and assets must be created during the duration of the Hackathon. We want to ensure that all participants start off on the same footing and we also want to preserve the true nature of a hackathon. 

You are, however, free to make plans, create wireframes, and brainstorm prior to the event. The only exception to this rule would include material that is freely available to the public. Some examples of this would be: public domain images, creative commons music, open source libraries. We take this rule very seriously for the sake of all members attending the event. Failure to comply may result in the offending team's disqualification.

If your team qualifies for prizes or is in the top five, the team will be subject to a code review to verify that there was no foul play.

APIs, Services, and Open Source
The exception to the above rule is that you are encouraged to use 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects, libraries, and frameworks. Let's face it, we need all the help we can get during the hectic event. There's no need to break DRY rules when there are so many great resources available to all Hackers. Many of our past contestants have taken advantage of the various offerings from our event partners to great effect. 

Ownership
All teams retain full ownership of what they have created during the Hackathon. We are here to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams, not destroy them.

Alcohol
There will be no alcohol served or allowed at the event. 

Be Respectful
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for this event*.

* Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Be Thoughtful (no explicit content)
 
In the spirit of innovation and inclusiveness, there may be minors participating in the event. Therefore, no explicit content in nature is allowed.
 
Be Open
 
We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing the overall amount of innovation, partnership, and engagement in our community.
 
Be Awesome & Have Fun
 
Hack, meet new people, get creative, and have a good time. Getting something meaningful done within such a short amount of time can be stressful, but we'd like to encourage everyone to take a break every now and then to relax and enjoy the event.
 

**Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the Hackathon at the sole discretion of the Hackathon organizers. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

 

Educational Track

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