Team Rules
Maximum team size of 4
● Teams are encouraged to have a mix of business, engineering, and design-oriented students. Diversity is encouraged.
● A 3 min presentation is required during judging, explaining and demonstrating the team’s application. In addition, 1 minute will be allowed for questions.
● Teams can be determined before or during the hack.
● Teams are required to choose a name.
● Have fun and learn something new!

Project Rules

  1. Team projects can be brainstormed beforehand, but code MUST be written at the event only. Code cannot be brought in from outside the event. Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. The project must contain a README within the repository that describes the project.
  2. A 3 min presentation is required during judging, explaining and demonstrating the team’s application. In addition, 1 minute will be allowed for questions.
  3. All projects must be submitted to our Bison Hacks DevPost (bisonhacks2018.devpost.com) by March 31, 2018, at 2:00 PM.
  Projects must not contain any advertisement or solicitation. Projects must not contain anything that is or may be construed as:
  • Threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful.
  • Defamatory
  • Fraudulent or tortious
  • Obscene, indecent or otherwise objectionable; or (v) protected by copyright, trademark or another proprietary right without the express prior consent of the owner of such right;
Projects must not contain any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability or that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense, and Projects must otherwise comply in all respects with these Rules and the Policies.  

 

Project Tracks 

This year's hackathon theme is to build a solution that will help improve the livelihood of the DMV community. The tracks that can be explored are the following:

Education | focuses on issues related to achievement of people of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds. Can include topics related to college readiness, access, completion and career guidance.

Health, Food & Wellness | focuses on issues related to the public health of people of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds such as improving wellness, increasing diversity in the medical profession, quality food access, and promoting diet and exercise.

Restorative Justice | seeks solutions related to preventing the criminalization of economically disadvantaged people, and strategies that empower ex-offenders to transition from the prison wall to successful members of the community, and provide valuable intervention resources to high school or college dropouts.

Environmental Sustainability | challenges participants to create an app or design solutions that preserves our environment and encourages personal practices such as recycling, resource sharing, garment collection and redistribution, energy efficiency, and water conservation.

Financial Inclusion & Literacy | apps help increase access for everyone to a range of quality financial services at affordable prices with convenience, respect, and dignity and includes the ability to understand how to save, credit card usage, and improve one's well-being through the conscious management of their personal and private finances and investments.