Hackathon rules:

  • All design elements, code, hardware builds, etc. for your project must be created during the event. Third party tools and frameworks are allowed. While you may not begin coding in advance, you can plan and discuss with your team in advance. Written documents and design sketches are allowed.  You may also incorporate pre-existing material that is freely available to the public into your project, such as public domain images, Creative Commons music, open-source libraries, existing APIs and platforms, and the like.
  • Teams must plan on writing significant software, though hardware may be incorporated.
  • Teams must be comprised of a minimum 3 participants with different expertise fields.
  • Teams should prepare a short (up to 5 minutes) project pitch to be given to a subset of the judges, by 15 October 2021.
  • Only 10 Teams will be invited by the judges to present in details their projects.
  • The prizes not specified otherwise will be awarded solely based on the decision of the judging panel.  Some prizes may be determined by peer or other forms of review.
  • At least one team member must be online present during sign-in, and one must be conscious and present to present the project to the judges during their assigned presentation time. 


By participating in the hackathon, you agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

  • Please treat all other participants with the utmost respect. We ask that you act kindly, behave professionally, and do not insult or put down other attendees.  Remember that harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for this event. If at any point you see a fellow hacker being harassed, please talk to the hackathon organizer.
  • Please treat our sponsors, organizers, and judges with the utmost respect. Without them, nothing would be possible. Consider taking some time out of your work to meet and speak with them online or in person (if possible). If they come over to talk to you, we ask that you give them a bit of your time. They're here for you! Show them you appreciate it.

Failure to comply with the above-stated Rules and Code of Conduct may result in the offending team's disqualification.