Registration Opens / Form Hackathon Teams
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Main Stage Kick-off Talks
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Doors Close (attendees cannot work overnight onsite)
Doors Open / Breakfast
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Overall judges visit assigned teams and hear 2 minute pitches (partner site too)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Hackathon teams visit sponsors to pitch their projects (remote teams come to HQ to present)
Top 5 teams notified
Sponsor must have winners submitted to registration desk
Top 5 teams pitch (2 minutes each, 3 minutes questions)
Judges meet to discuss Top 5 Team Pitches
Overall winners and sponsor winners announced on stage
Sponsors and winning teams sync up (make arrangements for prize transfers)
Doors Close Promptly / Exhibitor Move-out
|Group Rate||$209.00 plus taxes and other fees|
|Group Name||DeveloperWeek Bay Area February 2020|
|Block Dates||February 13 -17, 2020|
|CUT-OFF DATE||Friday, January 24, 2020|
2020 Hackathon Sponsors
- Teams can build apps from scratch (Mobile App / Consumer Web App / Business Web App). Teams can solve no challenges (build whatever you want) or can submit to as many devpost.com challenges as they want.
- All hackathon prizes will be sponsor prizes. The sponsors will choose their own prizes and choose their own prize winners during Day 2 of the hackathon.
- There will be 2 rounds of judging on Day 2. During Round One, judges will hear the pitches from all teams building on their technology and fill out a scoring sheet on each team. Round Two you pitch to the sponsors at their tables.
- Round one judging will be based on 1) How much progress you make 2) Concept – does it solve a real problem? and 3) Feasibility – could this become a startup or company?
- Because of the sheer number of participants and teams, participants will not be able to organize teams by pitching their ideas on day one. They can however, post projects to the Accelerate.im network and contact other members about joining projects.
- The top 5 project teams will pitch on the main stage.
Who can participate in the hackathon?
The Hackathon is open to anyone, but pre-registration is required. You can be a developer, designer, biz dev person, idea person, or anything in between.
What types of projects can hackathon teams work on?
Hackathon teams can work on any type of project (web apps, mobile apps, wearable solutions, data visualizations, algorithms, even video presentations or visual mock-ups) however all of the hackathon prizes are sponsored prizes for teams that best utilize sponsor technology. Most of these sponsor technologies are only relevant for web and mobile applications, and 95%+ of teams will end up building web and mobile applications.
How do I form a hackathon team?
You can form a hackathon team before the hackathon (either with friends / co-workers or you can find team members on the Accelerate.im app). Most participants will find teams at the hackathon kick-off (Tuesday 10:00 AM) either by hearing idea pitches or by finding a project team to join on the Accelerate.im app. Only project admins can add team members via the application. The cut off to do this is Wednesday at 12:00 PM.
How do project teams get judged?
When it comes to winning a sponsor’s prize, your team is responsible for demoing the project to the sponsor on Wednesday at the specified time (see schedule). Sponsors are solely responsible for choosing which teams win their prizes. You must visit a sponsors designated table to get judged.
Who owns the technology that hackathon teams produce?
The teams that work on the projects own the project technologies, however ‘just being a team member’ at the hackathon does not mean that you get to own any code or IP that your teammates (or the audience) produce in the future based on the idea. Any ideas you pitch or share at the hackathon are released into the ‘public domain’ and we do not require attendees to sign non-disclosure agreements! It’s just a hackathon — if you’re worried about people stealing your startup idea — then this might not be the right place to unveil it.
Does the hackathon, its sponsors, or mentors provide any assistance to teams?
Almost all the sponsors are available to help you with your project (even if you’re not even using their technology!) You can contact the sponsors directly online through Accelerate.im. We will also have a list of mentors you can contact for specific help.
Hackathon Anti-Harassment & Intellectual Property Policy
We also ask all participants to be in compliance with the Hack Code of Conduct Terms.
All hackathon participants are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected]evnetwork.com.
I. Code of Conduct
We fully support appropriate behavior by all participants at technical events, including all hackathon conferences. We expect all attendees, sponsors, partners, volunteers, and staff to help us make the hackathon a place that welcomes and respects all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in person, online, or in any other form.
Examples of harassment include offensive comments, verbal threats or demands, overly sexualized images in public spaces, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of sessions or events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.
We expect all participants—attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers—to follow the Code of Conduct during the hackthon. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.
Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Overly sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media.
Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to refuse being photographed. If they object to being photographed, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy e.g. in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping.
Hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy.
Sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and volunteers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use overly sexualized images, activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives should not use overly sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately. Hackathon staff will happily help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon.
Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon with no refund.
We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and hackathon-related social events. We value your attendance.
Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].
III. Intellectual Property Policy
A. Intellectual Property Rights
Any submission to the hackathon remains the intellectual property of the individual or organizations that developed it. We encourage participants to open source their projects to both share their hacks with the greater community and promote innovation in this space.
B. Protection of Intellectual Property
By submitting a hackathon entry or accepting any prize, participants represent and warrant the following: 1) participants will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third-party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless the participant is the owner of such rights or has permission from the rightful owner to post the content and to grant the hackathon all of the rights granted herein; 2) the participant will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the hackathon, its sponsors, or any third party; 3) the participant will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal activity, gives rise to civil liability, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to the hackathon’s or sponsors’ brand image or goodwill; 4) the participant will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; 5) the hackathon will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display, or other exploitation of any of the content that the participant submits; and 6) the content the participant submits does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other disabling devices or harmful code.
By posting or submitting a hackathon entry to the Contest (regardless of the form or medium of such content), the participant hereby grants the hackathon and its sponsors, their respective affiliates, their affiliates’ agents, and third-party contractors a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license, with the right to sublicense, discuss, publicize, market, and otherwise display content derived from or relating to the hackathon entry (“Marketing Content”), and to distribute and use such Marketing Content for promotional and marketing purposes either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work. The participant understands that he or she will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your hackathon entry, other than what is described in these Official Contest Rules.
The participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the submission, and that the submission is the participant’s original work. If the submission is a work based on an existing application, the participant warrants: 1) that he or she has acquired sufficient rights to use and to authorize others to use the submission as specified in the “Intellectual Property Rights” section of the Rules, 2) that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third-party rights of which the participant is aware, and 3) that the submission is free of malware.
The hackathon organizers will have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. The hackathon may disqualify entries that: 1) are in violation of third-party rights, law, or regulation, 2) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or 3) display content that the hackathon or its sponsors otherwise finds objectionable or inconsistent with the hackathon’s or its sponsors’ brand image or goodwill.
The hackathon will accept only those entries that are completed and submitted as described above and that conform to any technical requirements specified as part of the entry process. Entries that do not comply with the provisions of these Official Contest Rules will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.
B. Winner Selection/Judging Criteria
The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges (“Judges”).
By submitting any hackathon entry, entrants release the hackathon, its sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.
Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. Accepting a prize, makes a prize recipient solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.
By entering this contest, participants agree to be bound by this policy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the hackathon reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the hackathon and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. The hackathon reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that violates this or any other hackathon policy, and acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.
Please report any incidents or concerns to the event staff, or contact [email protected].
|Sponsor||Challenge Title||Prizes||Winning Team Name|
|Linode||Best Use of Linode StackScripts to Automate Deployments||$500 worth of Linode Services||Lokal|
|Clarifai||Best Use of Clarifai AI in Combination with Another Hackathon Sponsor API||$500 Amazon Gift Card||Genie|
|HERE Technologies||Guide Me with HERE: Build a location aware application powered by HERE APIs||new Samsung Gear S3 watch for each team member, featuring the HERE WeGo app within Tizen OS.||Kompare|
|CodeCombat||Create the most engaging game using our online platform.||$1000 Amazon gift card for the winning team||Learn Trees|
|Wowza Media Systems||Best live-streaming integration in a playback app using the Wowza GoCoder SDK for iOS||1st Prize $500 - Amazon Gift Card |
2nd Prize $250 - Amazon Gift Card
3rd place $100 - Amazon Gift Card
4th place $50 - Amazon Gift Card
1st Prize - Photobot
2nd Prize - Revision
3rd Prize - Hacksquad
4th prize - RoadLife
|Yubico||Two-Factor, Multi-Factor, or Passwordless Authentication with the YubiKey||$2000 and a set of limited-edition laser etched YubiKeys -- plus, we will promote it on our website and on social media.||YubiFence|
Break the fences
Maps plugins for popular website builders
|Challenge #1 |
$1,000 cash prize per winning team
$1,000 cash prize per winning team
|Challenge #1- YubiFence|
Challenge #2 - TomTom My company Location Wordpress plugin
|Near Protocol||Build with NEAR||$500 Each Category|
-Best utility contract/library
- Best game
- Best social app
- Our favorite
|-Best utility contract/library - Pinky Promise|
- Best game - Near Predicton
- Best social app - UrgentBlood
- Our favorite - HackSquad
|Agora.io||Agora DeveloperWeek Challenge||1st place: $1000|
2nd place: $700
3rd place: $300
|1ST Place – Team 15|
2nd Place - We Sign
3rd Place - Dilli Labs
|Canon U.S.A, Inc.||Canon Hackathon Challenge||1ST Place – $3500 Canon Gift Card |
2nd Place - $1000 Canon Gift Card
|1ST Place – Canonifi|
2nd Place - Botwhispers
|DocuSign||Best Use of the DocuSign eSignature API||1st Place: $2500 Cash; VIP Developer Passes to DocuSign Momentum Conference in San Francisco; Winning team will be featured in the DocuSign Developer Newsletter and will be showcased on DocuSign's social media platforms.|
2nd Place: $1000 Cash
3rd Place: $500 Cash
|1ST Place – Pandemic|
2nd Place - PNI Elementary School Portal
3rd Place- Photobot
|Overall Winner||1st Place - urgent blood|
2nd Place - clarisign
Director, Developer Advocacy
Chief Security Architect
Founder, Chief Development Officer
Gregory De Jans
Head of Developer Relations
Robert Half Technology
Software Secured Cautus
Director of DevRel & DevEx
Palo Alto Networks
Chief Technology Advocate
Director, Developer Relations
David Litvak Bruno
Early Stage Innovation
Director, Platform Architecture
Founder & CEO
Director of DevOps
Team Lead, Engineering
2019 Challenges / Prizes
$5000 in prize value
Overall Prize (2) Amazon Echo Shows for the Top team