Day 1 (September 20th)
- 7:00am Registration Opens
- 8:00am Kickoff, Housekeeping and Rules
- 8:30am Sponsor Talks
- 9:00am Team Formation
- 9:30am Hacking Begins!!!
- 12:00pm Lunch and Lunch Talks
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 11:00pm Late Night Suprise
Hacking Continues throughout the Night
Day 2 (September 21st)
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 11:30am Pitch Practice with Staff
- 12:00pm Lunch and Lunch Talks
- 2:00pm Early Judging Begins (2 minutes pitch / 8 minutes Q&A)
- 3:00pm Coding Ends & Projects Submitted
- 3:15pm 1st Round Judging Begins (2 minute pitch / 5 minutes Q&A)
- 4:15pm Top 12-15 teams announced
- 4:45pm Top 12-15 Team Finals (2 minute pitch)
- 4:50pm Top 5 teams announced
- 5:00pm Close
- Teams can have between one to five members.
- Optimally, a team should have at least one developer and one designer. However, this is not mandatory.
- To ensure an equal playing field for all contestants, all code, design, and other assets must be created during the Hackathon.
We do this to ensure that everyone starts off on the same footing.
Also, we want to preserve the true nature of a hackathon.
However, you are free to make plans (i.e. 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 include: public domain images, open source libraries, etc. We take this rule very seriously. Failure to comply may result in the offending team's disqualification. All teams that qualify for prizes will be subject to a code review to verify that there was no foul play.
APIs, Services & Open Source
- You are encouraged to use third party services, APIs, open source projects, libraries, and frameworks.
- All teams retain full ownership of what they have created.
- Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes (or any other forms of harassment) 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.
- In the spirit of innovation and inclusiveness, there may be people present with varying sensitivities and triggers. Remember this when choosing a location to work. Tell the organizers that your content is explicit or possibly offensive/sensitive if you’d like to submit it for judging. You will pitch 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 environment.
- We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing the overall amount of innovation, partnership, and engagement in the humanitarian and technology community.
Be Awesome and 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.
- You are a responsible for your actions, emotions and well-being.
Hacks 4 Humanity does not take on any liability for the actions of participants.For us, the hackspace is safe, sacred and accountable. If there is an issue, please make someone from the organizing team aware of it and we will help.
No Hacking the Sponsorship
- Individuals should not try to circumvent the important role that Wonder Women Hacks sponsorship.
For example, recruiters and software companies who want to get in front of the hackers at our event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and become a sponsor. Anyone trying to go around this system is working against the spirit of the event. So please don't do something lame like litter the event with flyers advertising job openings, or have your team all wear t-shirts for your rack-hosting platform, or park a food truck outside, when you can go the proper – and affordable – route of sponsorship. If you're not sure if you're crossing the line, just email us at email@example.com.