Deliverables, criteria and rules

Deliverables

We expect participants to submit the following three deliverables via devpost (use this manual):


  1. Video  2 min - pitch ili demo 

  2. Pitch deck 

    • Problem

    • Solution

    • Market

    • Product 

    • Business model

    • Impact

    • Competition & Competitive advantage

    • Team

    • Call to action

  3. Any other supporting material (code, website, github, image, mockup...)

Criteria

PRIMARY CRITERIA (will be either accepted or rejected) 

All submissions are primarily judged on the basis of how quickly the solution can be implemented in reality. You are of course still welcome to hack on them, get feedback from our mentors and resources from our partners, but your solution won’t be in the competition.

Furthermore, all submitted solutions will be judged on the following criteria (on the scale from 1 to 5)

1. Relevance for the Croatian ecosystem: Even though the participation in the Hackathon is not restricted to Croatia, the implementation of highlighted projects needs to be planned nationally.

2. Impact: What is the added value that the solution brings to society? How efficient is the solution in solving the problem? How much does the solution contribute to the open source community? Is this solution feasible? How will the solution be applied in practice? What does the solution bring to the environment?

3. Scalability: Scalability of the solution if it is implemented and realized. How many groups of people impacted by the virus are experiencing the problem and pain? What is the expected demand? How many of them can use this solution? Could this solution be scaled and translated to other locations?

General rules

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon (a word created from "hack" and "marathon") is a collaborative solution development event. The goal of a hackathon is to find useful, creative or entertaining solutions to given problems together within the duration of this event. Participants in hackathons usually come from different areas and often work on their projects in cross-functional teams.


When does the #VersusVirus Hackathon take place?

The Hackathon will take place on the weekend of 17th to 19th April (Friday-Sunday). Together with your team, you have 48 hours to build a solution to tackle this crisis.

We start on Friday at 19.00 with the Opening ceremony and end the hackathon on Sunday at 21.00 with a closing event.


How does a virtual Hackathon work?

Our Hackathon takes place exclusively online. We provide the appropriate tools so that you can develop solutions together online. We use Slack as the communication platform for the teams and video conferencing through Google Hangouts, Q&A sessions and the daily check-ins. Detailed technical instructions and access to the individual tools will be sent to you in time.


What are our principles and values?

  • Focus Croatia: Focus on the specific challenges in the country

  • No actionism: the topics must be relevant and concrete for the concerned actors.

  • Not a PR campaign: Solutions are to be found for the general population. Thus we maintain neutral branding & get many initiators on board.

  • More than Tech: All skills are needed, not only technical know-how.

  • Code of Conduct: We want to provide a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment and a nuisance-free experience for everyone.


What problems do we want to solve?

Here is a list of categories we want to deal with:

  • Arts & Creativity

  • Crisis Response

  • Economy

  • Education

  • Empowerment

  • Environment

  • Governance

  • Health & Wellness

  • Media & Entertainment

  • Mental Health

  • Solidarity in Action

  • Work

Remember, it is now that we have a unique opportunity to re-start and regenerate the economy to be more efficient, less consuming, circular, smart, just, good for people and nature.


Are there participation requirements?

We are looking for hackers, hustlers, hipsters, programmers, designers, creative people, problem solvers and socially committed citizens. There are generally no requirements to participate in the #VersusVirus Hackathon. Use your interdisciplinarity and be creative together to develop solutions that help us in the crisis. Since this hackathon is virtual, you need internet access and an email address.


Is there a participation fee?

No. You do not have to pay anything to take part of #VersusVirus Hackathon.


How many can participate?

The number of participants in the Hackathon is unlimited. The number of participants per team will be limited to 10, because of technical limitations. We recommend you to divide your team into 2-3 subgroups so you can effectively work out a solution within 48 hours.


What about Team formation?

Every participant needs to register through the Registration form.

We will use a separate Slack channels for team formation discussions. At beginning we will have two separate channels:

1) “post your idea to find skills”

2) “post your skills to find an idea”


Roles in #VersusVirus Hackathon

We will have operative 3 roles: channel moderator, event moderator and team mentor.

  1. Channel moderator

Slack channels need to be moderated by moderators. Moderator is available to the teams for general questions and then if needed moderator will contact mentor (by field) or organizing committee member. Principle: one channel - one moderator.

  1. Event moderator

The whole process of the event will be moderated by Event moderators.

  1. Team Mentor

Mentors are here to help teams hands-on. They don’t do the work for the team. Main goal is to help you keep moving, if you are stuck somewhere. Ideally every mentor will have 10 teams but up to max 15.

Every team will have 2 dedicated mentors with complementary skills and have opportunity to ask for a mentor in the specific field they need help.


Communication

#VersusVirus Hackathon communication will be on Slack channels. Main announcements will be through Opening and Closing events live videos.

We will have Slack channels for participants:

“Getting started”

“Announcements from organizers”

“Ask us anything“

“Looking for a team”

“Team looking for skills”


What about applying with already existing projects?


Yes, you can if they are new and related to themes of #VersusVirus Hackathon.


What do you need to submit to be part of the final selection of projects?

We expect participants to submit following three deliverables by Sunday 18:00:

  1. Video  2 min - pitch ili demo 

  2. Pitch deck 

    • Problem

    • Solution

    • Market

    • Product 

    • Business model

    • Impact

    • Competition & Competitive advantage

    • Team

    • Call to action

  3. Any other supporting material (code, website, github, image, mockup...)


How will we grade your submission and select the best projects?

PRIMARY CRITERIA (will be either accepted or rejected)

All submitted solutions will be judged on the following criteria (on the scale from 1 to 5)

1. Relevance for Croatian ecosystem: Even though the participation in the Hackathon is not restricted to Croatia, the implementation of highlighted projects needs to be planned nationally.

2. Impact: What is an added value that the solution brings to society? How efficient is the solution in solving the problem? How much does the solution contribute to the open source community? Is this solution feasible? How will the solution be applied in practice? What does the solution bring to the environment?

3. Scalability: Scalability of the solution if it is implemented and realized. How many groups of people impacted by the virus are experiencing the problem and pain? What is the expected demand? How many of them can use this solution? Could this solution be scaled and translated to other locations?


Intellectual Property Rights

All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them.


Protection of Intellectual Property

By submitting an application, you represent and warrant the following: you 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 you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content; and the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.


Copyright

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; 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.


Eligibility

VersusVirus organizers have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. VersusVirus may disqualify, at organizers’ sole discretion, VersusVirus entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that:

(a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation,

(b) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that VersusVirus or Sponsors otherwise finds objectionable.


GDPR - personal data protection

Participation in the Hackathon requires collection of Participant's personal data (hereinafter referred to as Personal Data).

Personal Data will be managed according to the regulations of personal data protection (The EU 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR or the Personal Data Protection Act, known as the PDPA).

By registering to the Hackathon, Participant agrees that his/her Personal Data may be stored and used by the Organizer for the purposes of organization and carrying out the Hackathon. This consent can be revoked at any time whereupon the registration to the Hackathon will be automatically cancelled.

Organizer is the Data Controller (as per GDPR definition). Organizer can engage a third party as a provider of other services. In that case, the service provided for processing your Personal Data is guaranteed and the Organizer will arrange all legal work with a third party in accordance with the regulations regulating personal data protection.

Personal Data will be used for the following purposes:

the Hackathon organization, marketing and advertising purposes.


Personal Data will be stored according to legally defined time-span. The Organizer undertakes to implement organizational and technical security measures in order to protect Personal Data; the Organizer undertakes these measures to allow the exercise of Participants’ rights pursuant to the GDPR and/or the PDPA. Participant has the right to request modification or deletion of his/her Personal Data via e-mail address [email protected]

Initiators

#VersusVirusHR