Participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the Submission, and that the Submission is an original work of the Participant, or if the Submission is a work based on an existing application, that the Participant has acquired sufficient rights to use and to authorize others, including Hack Tech Valley, to use the Submission, as specified in the “Intellectual Property Rights” section of the Rules; and that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third party rights of which the Participant is aware, and that the Submission is free of malware.
WINNER SELECTION/JUDGING CRITERIA
The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges ("Judges").
By submitting any Hackathon Entry, entrants release Transfinder, 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. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.
By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Transfinder reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time. You further agree to be bound by the decisions of Transfinder and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. Transfinder reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Hack Tech Valley entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site; violates the Official Contest Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
CODE & SUBMISSIONS
To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code, design, and assets must be created during the duration of the Hackathon. You are, however, free to make plans 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.
The exception to the above rule is that you are encouraged to use 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects, libraries, and frameworks.
All participants must be present at the event in Schenectady, NY; Remote team members/participants are not allowed.
Participants are responsible for providing their own laptops and hardware.