How will teams be formed for the hackathon?
Participants can come to Hack SF in preorganized teams, or people can come by themselves, and they will be matched up with people who have complementary skills. Teams are limited to a maximum of five people, and we recommend that they be made up of people with a diverse set of skills. For example:
One Creative (art director, copywriter, designer)
One Developer (programmer, creative developer, technologist)
One Strategist (brand strategist, digital strategist)
One Product Manager (producer, project manager)
How long does the hackathon last?
Hack SF will start at 1:00PM on Saturday, February 22, and will end at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23.
Are participants expected to stay through the night?
Because the amount of time available for teams to work on their hackathon projects is limited to 24 hours, teams should expect to need the entire time to complete their projects. So yes, in typical hackathon style, the hope is that participants will work through the night on Saturday and into Sunday morning.
How will the judging work?
Teams will submit their projects for judging through the system that’s set up for the event (to be announced). Teams will be assigned a number indicating the order in which they will present their projects to the panel of judges and the audience. The judges will score each project using a number of different criteria. After all the teams have presented, the judges will add up their scores, and the first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced.
How will prizes be awarded?
Prizes will be given to the non-profits themselves so that they can implement the winning idea which will benefit their organization. See the Prizes section for more details.
What role will nonprofit organizations play in the event?
We will have representatives from nonprofits from San Francisco and the Bay Area present at the event to talk with participants about their mission and to tell them about the kinds of challenges they face in fulfilling that mission. This will give hackathon participants the ability to ask more detailed questions of the nonprofits and to identify areas for opportunity where they might be able to solve the nonprofit’s problem through creative thinking and problem solving.
Where will the hackathon be held?
The event will be held at 650 California Street, 30th floor, San Francisco, CA. When you register you will receive instructions about where to go on the day of the event.
Whom should I contact if I have a question or if my company wants to
sponsor the event?
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or sponsorship interest.