Below are the rules that *every hacker* must follow while participating in HenHacks.
*Many of these rules pertain to hacking and hack submissions- failure to abide by any of these rules will disqualify you from the hackathon. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to read and make sure you understand all of these rules to ensure everyone has a great time throughout the weekend!
-- The HenHacks Team
Teams can work on ideas that have already been done. Hacks do not have to be “innovative”. If somebody wants to work on a common idea they are allowed to do so and will be judged on the quality of their hack.
Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects. Working on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of using the code during the event is against the spirit of the rules and is not allowed.
Teams must stop hacking once the time is up. However, teams are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after time is up. e.g. If during demoing your hack you find a bug that breaks your application and the fix is only a few lines of code, it's okay to fix that. Making large changes or adding new features is not allowed.
Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers' discretion. Reasons might include but are not limited to breaking the Competition Rules, or other unsporting behavior.