Rules

The event runs for a 24-hour period, starting at 6pm UK Greenwich Mean Time on November 22nd and continuing until 6pm UK Greenwich Mean Time Time on November 23rd. You will have until the hackathon is complete to submit your project through the judging platform.

 

There is a dedicated Slack channel where you look for other virtual team members, or join a team that is forming: #virtual

 

Only individuals, and teams of individuals, who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry may participate.

Submissions which, in the Organiser's sole determination: (i) adversely affect the reputation of Organiser or any of its personnel; (ii) are illegal under applicable laws;  (iii) contain any viruses or malicious code; or (iv) contain any infringing, obscene, indecent or malicious material or information, will be disqualified.

All submissions must include a 2-3 minute video that pitches the solution AND demonstrates the functionality of it (if applicable).

All submissions must include at least one image/screenshot of their application.

The submission assets must be uploaded to Google Drive to the folders provided by the Hackathon Team.

If the submission includes code it must be uploaded to GitHub. Please reach out with your GitHub handle so we can add you to our organisation. This helps us track the submissions.

Remember, the language of the hackathon in English!

Judging Criteria:

Quality of the Idea

Includes creativity and originality of the idea.

If applicable, does the entry tell a story, build a brand or have some personal flavour

 

Implementation of the Idea

Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer. Usability, easy to understand.

 

Potential Impact

Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely adopted.

Prize

We are offering our winning team a general mentorship session, as a first step. After this, we are committing to supporting the idea owners with finding contacts to promote the growth of their project.

We will showcase the talent and the idea within Tech London Advocates's networks and newsletters. Our expert judges will provide personalised expert feedback to the submissions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What You Need to Know

INTRODUCTION

 

Put your talent, passion, and determination to the test at a high-tech event that will feature all of the latest digital trends. TLA Ukraine is launching the first Ukrainian Open Data Hackathon, which is to be held in London, Dortmund and will be open to creative designers, developers and marketing experts, for both technical and non-technical enthusiasts.

 

The goal of this challenge is to prototype ideas, products and services that are able to create social and economic value for the community by hacking everyday objects and using open data, opensource libraries, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development.

 

The event is to be promoted across a range of channels, including in the press, on the organization's social-media accounts, on university web portals, and in industry journals. The official web site for the event will be: TBC.

 

This 24-hour marathon will provide an opportunity for brilliant young talents to create their works with the help of mentors and experts, who—together with the panel of judges (see below)—will be on hand throughout the day, while also experiencing the unforgettable thrill of coming together with peers who share the same passion for digital technology and innovation.

 

The hackathon is open to both teams (of three to five people) and individuals. Individuals who sign up may then form teams on site, either on their own or with the help of the event organizers. The three teams that impress the judges most will then be awarded prizes.  The Ukrainian Open Data Hackathon does not fall into the scope of the Regulation on the Lottery and Drawings without any Monetary Value as the registeration for the hackathon is entirely free of charge and the gift vouchers shall be distributed in accordance with the conditions declared hereunder. TLA Ukraine is launching the third edition of the Ukrainian Open Data Hackathon, a 24-hour, non-stop marathon to be held on November 22-23, 2019, at Thomson Reuters' London office (The Auditorium, 1st Floor, 30 South Colonnade, London).

 

At this event, developers, designers and marketing experts will be asked to find digital solutions to the various needs that will be presented during the briefing on the first day. Participation in the hackathon is free of charge or 5 GBP.

 

TLA Ukraine reserves the right to change the days, time and location of the event due to technical or organizational needs by announcing such changes on the event's official web site, which is TBC.

 

Participants: The hackathon is open to those who are interested in technology and innovation and have an interesting project or other idea to develop. Participation in the hackathon is open to individuals aged 18 or older. Teams and individuals wishing to sign up for the hackathon must complete the online registration form at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukrainian-open-data-hackathon-tickets-73941293399 indicating the personal details of the individual or of each team member. Each individual participant or team member must accept the event regulations and grant consent for the handling of their personal information and for the use by TLA Ukraine of video and other images. The personal information shall only be accessed by TLA Ukraine and be processed in accordance with the relevant local legislations.

 

The members of each team are to ensure that the personal information provided upon registration online is true and accurate and must unconditionally accept any and all decisions made by Hackathon organizers with regard to event organization. The personal details provided for each member will be verified for all teams admitted to the competition prior to the start of the event. The admission of teams or individuals to the competition is on a first-come, first-served basis and is to be limited to no more than 150 people as is compatible with the organizational and logistical needs of TLA Ukraine.The teams competing must include a mix of developers, designers and marketing specialists. Event participants may be members of just one team. Each team must be given a name as chosen by its members. Team names must not be connected in any way with the names of companies or registered trademarks or use expressions that incite violence or are discriminatory, obscene, or represent any form of defamation. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

 

If information provided during online registration is found to be incomplete and/or inaccurate, even if related to just one team member, the entire team concerned will be excluded from the competition. The members of each team undertake not to present projects that have previously been submitted to other initiatives or projects that have been presented at previous editions of the TLA hackathon.

 

By accepting these Regulations and participating in the hackathon, each participant undertakes, for the entire duration of the competition, to make use of the facilities in which the competition is to be held and any materials and equipment provided by TLA Ukraine with the utmost care and diligence and to comply fully with the rules of conduct and safety established by TLA Ukraine. Event participants will be held liable for any damage caused to people or property.  

 

Hackathon participants hereby acknowledge that participation does not entail any right to compensation of any kind or to reimbursement of any expenses incurred. Hackathon participants hereby accepts not to disclose any information which would be considered as confidential information during the event to any person. This provisions will not apply to any information which has become publicly available other than through the breach of Hackathon participants, information lawfully possessed by the Hackathon participants before the disclosure hereunder, information obtained from a third party who is free to disclose it. The confidentiality obligation shall survive after the event.

 

Topics to be developed: The topic to be addressed by the teams admitted, throughout the continuous 24-hour duration of the competition participants will be asked to use digital technologies in creative, innovative ways to benefit people and the environment with a view to offering solutions in a range of fields. The goal of this challenge is to create prototypes of products, services and ideas that are able to generate social and economic value for the community by hacking common objects and using open data, open-source libraries, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development, microcontrollers, sensors, and other hardware (e.g. 3D printers, beacons, wearables, etc.). 6.

 

The panel of judges Composition The projects executed by the teams for the competition will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges, some of which will be members of TLA Ukraine senior management, along with other authoritative figures from the world of high-tech and innovation. Judging The final decisions of the judges are to be based on the following parameters: Concept, Design, Development, and Presentation. The panel will assign a score to each parameter, which will then determine the ranking of each participating team. The winners of the hackathon will be the team with the highest total scores. In the event of a tie, subsequent votes will be held until the three winning teams have been selected. 

 

Intellectual property rights, guarantees, and release of responsibility By participating in the hackathon and accepting these Regulations, each participant hereby: declares that each prototype or mock-up presented is an original work and in no way violates, in whole or in part, the intellectual or industrial property rights of others and releases TLA Ukraine and its partners from any and all responsibility, liability, or request for compensation for damages that should be made by any third party; acknowledges that each prototype or mock-up presented is the property of the team, which takes full responsibility for ensuring such rights of ownership, intellectual property and originality within the limits of the law (e.g. filing of patents and other such registrations as appropriate); acknowledges that any publication by TLA Ukraine of the prototype or mock-up on web sites or social media will result in the same being visible to the public and that TLA Ukraine assumes no responsibility for any use and/or abuse of the idea and/or any development of the idea and/or related project by any party coming into contact with said idea online or on social media and hereby waives any right to demand compensation for damages from TLA Ukraine for any reason.

 

Any applications submitted with incomplete or inaccurate information will result in the team being disqualified from participation in the hackathon. TLA Ukraine rulings in this regard are final. Registration does not ensure participation in the hackathon. The teams or individuals selected in accordance with the General Regulations above will receive official confirmation of their acceptance to the hackathon sent to the e-mail address provided at the time of registration. This official notification will also provide details on the initiative and all information needed in order to come to the location in which the competition is to be held.

 

The competition The hackathon will begin at 18:00 on November 22, 2019, with the accreditation of the teams selected and will come to a close at 17:59 on November 23, 2019. All teams will have access to a group of mentors, selected by TLA Ukraine, who will observe and assist the teams in defining the project and will support them throughout the 24 hours of the competition as they work to produce the prototype or mock-up.  At the end of the 24-hour competition phase, each team must present the output of their efforts in accordance with the instructions provided by TLA Ukraine. Hackathon organizers will provide all participants with Wi-Fi connections free of charge. Each participant must provide their own computer or other device for the design and development of the project.

Presentation of product At the end of the 24-hour period, each team will present their work for evaluation by the judges. The judges will evaluate all of the works presented by the team based on the following 3 parameters:

 

Quality of the Idea
Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
If applicable, does the entry tell a story, build a brand or have some personal flavour

 

Implementation of the Idea
Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer. Usability, easy to understand.

 

Potential Impact
Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely adopted.

 

Evaluation process:

Step 1 Each team will be invited to give a presentation of no more than 3 minutes to show the panel the work they have produced. A projector will be provided for this purpose. At the conclusion of the presentation, each juror will assign a vote ranging from 1 (=bad) to 5 (=excellent) for all four parameters, not shown to the other judges, and the sum of the scores of the entire panel will determine the final rankings.

Step 2 Once the final rankings have been determined, the top 3 positions will be announced.

Step 3 Award ceremony for the to teams. 

 

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