Old MacDonald Hack Day Rules
To be considered for a prize, participants must use the Dwolla API in any capacity in their project.
The following rules have been established for all Old MacDonald Hack Day participants. We took the lead from our friends at AngelHack. All participants are expected to abide by the honor code, and respect the rules detailed below. Above all, we want to have an awesome weekend of building and designing solutions to problems in the Old MacDonald space. If you have any questions, contact the event organizers.
- Coding Language: Applications may be built in any code that you please.
- Fresh Code: The main rule is that all code for your startup must be fresh. You can use API's, previously built hardware, and/or open source algorithms, but all applications built must be new. Of course, you can work on the concept for your application before the competition starts, including paper and/or digital mockups of the user interface and database entity diagrams. However, no production assets of any kind can be created until the start of the official competition period illustrated above. This includes "ready to slice" graphic design assets, application code, and user stories / test cases. When in doubt: Plan, don't create.
- Teams of One to Five Humans: Teams should be comprised of between one and five individuals. No more than five people are allowed on a team. No robots, aliens, or superheroes.
- 25 Hours: Each individual or team team has 25 hours to develop a web/mobile application. The competition kicks off at 11 am on December 1, 2012 and will end at 12:00pm on December 2, 2012.
- Ownership and Open Source: Hey, we're just running a competition here. What you do with your source once the competition is over is up to you. We encourage participants to open source the codebase of their applications for the benefit of the community. However, if you choose not to open source your application, well that's up to you.
- You Will Be Judged: We are looking for things that wow us. Things that have potential to be something amazing. That idea you've always wanted to build out, but never had the right chance to. Maybe dev tools or maybe a consumer app that fills a pain point? Is it useful? What could this hack look like after 3 months? How about 3 years? Your application will also be judged based on it's visible merits, including: Completeness / User Interface / Design / Originality / and in some cases - humor!
- Winning: There will be prizes for outstanding hacks. Think BIG and follow the rules to remain eligible!
Courtesy of docracy.com, you will find below quick and easy contracts should you wish to enter into one with your partners: