Fresh Code and Design All code, design, art, music, assets, etc for the digital prototype must be created during the duration of the Hackathon. The only exception would include materials that are freely available to the public. Some examples include: public domain images, open source libraries, etc. Failure to comply may result in disqualification.
Code Review If your team qualifies for prizes, your code maybe subjected to a code review.
Code Ownership and IP All teams retain full ownership of the code they write at the hackathon. A couple of caveats: a) By participating in the hackathon, participants grant to NYC Generation Tech, event organizers, and their designees, limited license to such intellectual property rights for certain non-commercial and charitable purposes. b) The hackathon will be held in a public space with people moving about and conversing freely. As a result, activities and information may be disclosed to third parties, including other hackathon participants. Participants acknowledge and agree that they will have no legal recourse if a third party uses any ideas or information as a result of such disclosure for any purposes whatsoever, whether related to the hackathon or not.
Team Size All teams must contain at least 4 New York City high school students. Each team should strive for a ratio of: 3 Students - New to Coding : 2 Students - Experienced with Coding.