Rules


Teams

Teams can be anywhere from two to four members. All members must be a builder (a Developer or Designer).
If you’re looking for fellow teammates you can find them before or during the event – you can also bring your friends and start as a team.

Code, Design,  etc

To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code &  design 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 stuff, 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.

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. Especially make use of our marine APIs that are published and documented under APIs.

Ownership

All teams retain full ownership of what they have created during the Hackathon. We want to support you with this ideas and help you to develop something useful for our industry.

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.

Be Thoughtful

In the spirit of innovation and inclusiveness, there may be minors participating in the event. Keep this in mind when choosing a location to work, and mention to the organizers that your content is explicit if you’d like to submit for judging. You will be pitching to judges and other attendees after the non-explicit content. You will present your idea to an audience who is explicitly prepared to experience your presentation in a safe and/or designated area.

Be Open

We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing the overall amount of innovation, partnership, and engagement in the developer 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.