Rules

Projects must be created at the Hackathon. Use of publicly available 3rd party assets and libraries is allowed, as is using material from past projects with the approval of the Hackathon Organizers. 

Teams must be no larger than eight members.

To be eligible for prizes, projects must be submitted for consideration via the form distributed Sunday morning.

No team will be awarded more than one prize. This allows us to recognize as many teams as possible for their efforts.

Attendees retain copyright over any material created at the VR Hackathon. The hackathon is, however, a public forum, and any disclosure during it should also be considered public. By submitting a project for consideration for prizes, the project creators grant the Seattle VR Hackathon and its organizers an irrevocable right to present the project and related images in its materials and to identify the project as having originated at the Hackathon.

Judging will proceed as follows: Each judge will try a subset of all eligible projects and make pairwise comparisons with respect to each of the prize categories. This information is used to identify top projects and informs final prize allocation by a panel of all judges acting together.

The community choice prize will be awarded based on votes received before the cut-off time announced at the hackathon. Each full participant in the hackathon will be allowed to cast up to five votes, with a limit of one vote per project, and with no votes cast for their own project. In the event of a tie, the prize will be split between the first placing projects.

All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the Hackathon Organizers. The procedures described above are for information purposes only, and may be amended without notice by the Organizers during the event.

The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any project team at any time.

Code of Conduct

We, the Seattle VR Hackathon Organizers, are committed to making the VR Hackathon a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or technical expertise (or lack of any of the aforementioned).

We will not tolerate harassment of any kind. Harassment may include verbal abuse, sexually explicit or derogatory language, offensive or sexual cartoons or materials, mimicry, offensive gestures, unwelcome sexual advances, and telling of jokes offensive to others in the community. In general, sexual advances of any kind are considered unwelcome by default and are not appropriate at this event.

If, in the eyes of the Organizers, a hackathon participant is seen to have violated these rules, they may be warned, sanctioned, or asked to leave the hackathon without a refund (if applicable). In other words, just do the following: be aware of your actions and their effects on others; don’t treat the hackathon like a dating sim; and, in general, be nice to one another.