Submission of any entry constitutes agreement to these official rules as a contract between entrant (and each individual member of entrant), DevRev, Inc. and Devpost.

1. Dates and Timing

Start of Hacking November 1st, 2021 at 9:00 AM PT
Deadline for Submissions 31st March, 2022 at 5:00 PM PT
Internal Voting Period 31st March, 2022 5:00 PM PT to 7th April, 2022 5:00 PM PT
Public Voting Period 3rd April, 2021 at 7:00 am PT - 11th April 2022 at 11:45 pm
Live Presentation (top 3) [in front of judges] 12th April 2022
Announcement of Winners 14th April, 2022 at 9:00 AM

2. Sponsor

Sponsor: DevRev, Inc. 736 Garland Driver, Palo Alto, California - 94303

 

3. Objective

With the recent advancements made in NLP, it is now possible to generate code from natural language, such as in the case of OpenAI’s Codex. With these advancements, much of what developers do in terms of coding can be automated through the use of AI and ML. We are looking for developers to usher in this new era through the form of a VSCode extension.

 

WHAT TO BUILD:
  • Build a solution that improves the everyday tasks of developers in the form of a VSCode extension.

Some examples of features can include: 

  • Auto debugging
  • Auto code generation/code completion
  • Unit test generation
  • Check in to repo, update/close issues, update Slack, email the team
  • Writing and updating documentation
  • Anything else you think would improve the developer workflow

We will provide the code from the demo we presented on DevRev Day and access to OpenAI's Codex to get participants started. To access these resources, sign up for the hackathon here and head over to our Discord server (channel #hackathon) to watch the video and download the sample code.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

  • Description. Describe your project, its features, and how do they improve the developer workflow.
  • Demo video. Record and upload a demonstration video. The demo should be in English and less than 5 minutes long.
  • Github link. Provide the link to your open-source Github code repository.

4. Eligibility

  • The Hackathon is open to enterprise developers, gaming developers, data scientists, cloud developers, client managers/engineers, as well as UX designers. Those who are skilled and interested in kubernetes, AI/ML, containerization cloud, serverless, application development, scaling, docker, and IoT are encouraged to participate as well.
  • Employees, consultants, officers and directors of DevRev, related entities, and/or the judges, along with their immediate family members (spouses, siblings, children, and parents) and those living in the same household (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter.
  • Each participant must be at least 18 years of age, and not be a person residing in any country embargoed by the United States and/or subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions (including without limitation Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria and North Korea), not ordinarily resident in U.S. embargoed countries, or any other jurisdiction where the Competition is otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs, restricted or taxed by applicable federal, state, territorial, provincial or local laws, rules or regulations, and any other country designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. It is the Participant's responsibility to ensure that the Participant is legally eligible to enter the Competition and to receive a prize under any laws applicable to the Participant in their jurisdiction of residence or otherwise.
  • No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win.
  • Team size and registration requirements
    - You may compete on a team of one to four participants.
    - All teams must register on the Hackathon website before the deadline.
  • An Eligible Individual may join more than one Team or Organization and an Eligible Individual who is part of a Team or Organization may also enter the Hackathon on an individual basis. If a team with a non-eligible member wins, the prize money will be distributed to only the eligible team members.
  5. The Hackathon IS NOT open to:  

 

  • Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory other than those listed above.
  • Organizations involved with the design, production, paid promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, including the Sponsor and Administrator (“Promotion Entities”).
  • Employees, representatives and agents** of such Promotion Entities, and all members of their immediate family or household*
  • Any other individual involved with the design, production, promotion, execution, or distribution of the Hackathon, and each member of their immediate family or household*
  • Any Judge (defined below), or company or individual that employs a Judge
  • Any parent company, subsidiary, or other affiliate*** of any organization described above
  • Any other individual or organization whose participation in the Hackathon would create, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, a real or apparent conflict of interest

    *The members of an individual’s immediate family include the individual’s spouse, children and stepchildren, parents and stepparents, and siblings and stepsiblings. The members of an individual’s household include any other person that shares the same residence as the individual for at least three (3) months out of the year.
    **Agents include individuals or organizations that in creating a Submission to the Hackathon, are acting on behalf of, and at the direction of, a Promotion Entity through a contractual or similar relationship.
    ***An affiliate is: (a) an organization that is under common control, sharing a common majority or controlling owner, or common management; or (b) an organization that has a substantial ownership in, or is substantially owned by the other organization.

6. How To Enter

Entrants may enter by visiting devrevhack0.devpost.com (“Hackathon Website”) and the following steps:
  • Register for the Hackathon on the Hackathon Website by clicking the “Join Hackathon” button. To complete registration, sign up to create a free Devpost account, or log in with an existing Devpost account. This will enable you to receive important updates and to create your Submission.
  • Entrants will obtain access to the required material by clicking on the  buttons “Join the Discord” and “Review Demo of VSCode extension” after completing the registration.
  • Use of the all material provided will be subject to the license agreement related thereto. Entry in the Hackathon constitutes consent for the Sponsor and Devpost to collect and maintain an entrant’s personal information for the purpose of operating and publicizing the Hackathon.
  • Complete and enter all of the required fields on the “Enter a Submission” page of the Hackathon Website (each a “Submission”) during the Submission Period and follow the requirements below.
  • The submission must be the original work of the submitter, and be solely owned by the submitter, and not violate the IP rights of any other person or entity.
  • Access must be provided to an Entrant’s submission for judging and testing by providing a link to a functioning demo, or a test build. If the link is private, the Entrant must include login credentials in its testing instructions.
  • Multiple Submissions: An Entrant may submit more than one Submission, however, each submission must be unique and substantially different from each of the Entrant’s other Submissions, as determined by the Sponsor and Devpost in their sole discretion.

7. Team Representation

  • If a team or organization is entering the hackathon, they must appoint and authorize one individual (the “Representative”) to represent, act, and enter a Submission, on their behalf. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements above. By entering a Submission on the Hackathon Website on behalf of a team or organization you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your team or organization.
  • Team Intellectual Property: Your Submission must: (a) be your (or your Team, or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you, your Team, your Organization with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. An Entrant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the Entrant’s work product and the result of the Entrant’s ideas and creativity, and the Entrant owns all rights to them. An Entrant may submit a Submission that includes the use of open source software or hardware, provided the Entrant complies with applicable open source licenses and, as part of the Submission, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open source product. By entering the Hackathon, you represent, warrant, and agree that your Submission meets these requirements.

8. Financial or Preferential Support:

A Project must not have been developed, or derived from a Project developed, with financial or preferential support from the Sponsor or Administrator. Such Projects include, but are not limited to, those that received funding or investment for their development, were developed under contract, or received a commercial license, from the Sponsor or Administrator any time prior to the end of Hackathon Submission Period. The Sponsor, at their sole discretion, may disqualify a Project, if awarding a prize to the Project would create a real or apparent conflict of interest.

9. Submission Modifications

  • Draft Submissions: Prior to the end of the Submission Period, you may save draft versions of your submission on Devpost to your portfolio before submitting the submission materials to the hackathon for evaluation. Once the Submission Period has ended, you may not make any changes or alterations to your submission, but you may continue to update the project in your Devpost portfolio. Updates made to your portfolio after the submission deadline will not be made visible to the hackathon judges.
  • Modifications After the Submission Period. DevRev and Devpost may permit you to modify part of your submission after the Submission Period for the purpose of adding, removing or replacing material that potentially infringes a third party mark or right, discloses personally identifiable information, or is otherwise inappropriate. The modified submission must remain substantively the same as the original submission with the only modification being what the Sponsor and Devpost permits.

10. Judges & Criteria

  • Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by the Sponsor (the “Judges”). The judges may be employees of the sponsor or third parties, may or may not be listed individually on the Hackathon Website, and may change before or during the Judging Period. Judging may take place in one or more rounds with one or more panels of Judges, at the discretion of the sponsor
  • Stage One: The first stage will determine via pass/fail whether the ideas meet a baseline level of viability, in that the project reasonably fits the theme and reasonably meets the requirements featured in the Hackathon.
  • Stage Two) All submissions that pass Stage One will be evaluated in Stage Two based on the following equally weighted criteria (the “Judging Criteria”)
  • Entries will be judged on the following equally weighted criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges:
         - Completeness and Accuracy - Does the extension work? Does it accurately follow the instructions and convert to code and actions?
         - User Exerience - How easy is it use the extension? Is using the extension an enjoyable experience for the developers?
         - Creativity - How well have the resources been utilized? Did the team use other useful free resources? Did the team add additional useful features?
         - Documentation - Does the team have thorough documentation of code, features and usage?

 

  • The scores from the Judges will determine the potential winners of the applicable prizes. The Entrant(s) that are eligible for a Prize, and whose Submissions earn the highest overall scores based on the applicable Judging Criteria, will become potential winners of that Prize.
  • Tie Breaking. For each Prize listed below, if two or more submissions are tied, the tied submission with the highest score in the first applicable criterion listed above will be considered the higher scoring submission. In the event any ties remain, this process will be repeated, as needed, by comparing the tied Submissions’ scores on the next applicable criterion. If two or more submissions are tied on all applicable criteria, the panel of Judges will vote on the tied submissions.

11. Prize, Prize Allocation and Taxes.

Total approximate retail value of all prizes in this Contest is up to USD $30,000.

 

Gold:

 

  • USD $10,000
  • Chat with DevRev co-founders
  • Opportunity to present to judges live
  • DevRev swag

Silver:

  • USD $7,000
  • Opportunity to present to judges live
  • DevRev swag

Bronze:

  • USD $5,000
  • Opportunity to present to judges live
  • DevRev swag

Best university submission: (*submission made by a team consisting of only students)

  • USD $4,000
  • Chat with DevRev co-founders
  • DevRev swag

Best UX:

  • USD $2,000
  • DevRev swag

Crowd Favorite: (*based on the live voting of the projects on the Devpost platform)

  • USD $2,000
  • DevRev swag

 

  • Entrants may submit multiple Entries in the Hackathon but may only win one (1) Prize (including an honorable mention). The Entrant will be awarded the highest prize for which they ranked. If an Entrant is part of multiple Teams or submits with a Team and on an Individual basis, the highest scoring Entry will still be awarded.
  • Sponsor and Devpost shall not be held liable or responsible to the potential winner(s) nor be deemed to have defaulted under or breached these Official Rules for failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any obligation under this Agreement when such failure or delay is caused by or results from causes beyond the reasonable control of the affected party, including but not limited to pandemics, epidemics, fire, floods, embargoes, war, acts of war, insurrections, riots, strikes, lockouts or other labor disturbances, or acts of God; provided, however, that the party so affected shall use reasonable commercial efforts to avoid or remove such causes of nonperformance, and shall continue performance hereunder with reasonable dispatch whenever such causes are removed.
  • Sponsor and Devpost shall provide written notice on the Hackathon’s website of any delay or failure to perform that occurs by reason of force majeure.
  • Substitutions & Changes: Prizes are non-transferable by the winner. Sponsor in its sole discretion has the right to make a prize substitution of equivalent or greater value. Sponsor will not award a prize if there are no eligible submissions entered in the Hackathon, or if there are no eligible Entrants or submissions for a specific prize.  A winner’s ability to claim and receive a prize will be subject to local laws and restrictions of their place of residence. As a result of any local laws and restrictions, potential prize winners may not be eligible to receive a prize and prize will therefore be forfeited. In the event a prize is forfeited due to a potential winner’s ineligibility, no additional prize will be awarded. Non-cash prizes will not be redeemed or exchanged for cash, except where required by law.
  • Verification Requirement: THE AWARD OF A PRIZE TO A POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE IDENTITY, QUALIFICATIONS AND ROLE OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CREATION OF THE SUBMISSION. No submission or submitter shall be deemed a winning submission or winner until their post-competition prize affidavits have been completed and verified, even if prospective winners have been announced verbally or on the competition website. The final decision to designate a winner shall be made by the Sponsor and/or Administrator.
  • Prize Delivery: Prizes will be payable to the Entrant, if an individual; to the Entrant’s Representative, if a Team; or to the Organization, if the Entrant is an Organization. It will be the responsibility of the winning Entrant’s Representative to allocate the Prize among their Team or Organization’s participating members, as the Representative deems appropriate. A monetary Prize will be mailed to the winning Entrant’s address (if an individual) or the Representative’s address (if a Team or Organization), or sent electronically to the Entrant, Entrant’s Representative, or Organization’s bank account, only after receipt of the completed winner affidavit and other required forms (collectively the “Required Forms”), if applicable. Failure to provide correct information on the Required Forms, or other correct information required for the delivery of a Prize, may result in delayed Prize delivery, disqualification or the Entrant, or forfeiture of a Prize. Prizes will be delivered within 90 days of the Sponsor or Devpost’s receipt of the completed Required Forms.
  • Fees & Taxes: Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for any fees associated with receiving or using a prize, including but not limited to, wiring fees or currency exchange fees. Winners (and in the case of Team or Organization, all participating members) are responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes in their jurisdiction of residence (federal, state/provincial/territorial and local). Winners may be required to provide certain information to facilitate receipt of the award, including completing and submitting any tax or other forms necessary for compliance with applicable withholding and reporting requirements. United States residents may be required to provide a completed form W-9 and residents of other countries may be required to provide a completed W-8BEN form. Winners are also responsible for complying with foreign exchange and banking regulations in their respective jurisdictions and reporting the receipt of the Prize to relevant government departments/agencies, if necessary. The Sponsor, Devpost, and/or Prize provider reserves the right to withhold a portion of the prize amount to comply with the tax laws of the United States or other sponsor jurisdiction, or those of a winner’s jurisdiction.
  • The monetary portion of prizes will be delivered within 60 days of winner verification. Sponsor is not responsible for any inability or unwillingness of any winning Entrant to accept or use the prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. Prize elements delivered by mail will only be mailed to the winning Entrant’s address within the Territory. Due to current manufacturing and postal delays and disruptions, shipping may be delayed.  Prize details not specifically stated in these Terms will be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize or prize element or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of incorrect or changed contact information. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize for any reason, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. No transfers, prize substitutions, or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any stated prize or any component thereof with another prize or component of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor has no obligation to award more than the stated prizes. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to award additional prizes to selected Entrants, provided that Sponsor will at no point have any obligation to do so. Entrants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption and any liability and publicity that might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said prize.

12. License

  • By entering the Hackathon, except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Sponsor (and their agents, successors, and assigns) a fully paid, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute the submission (including the Code, the Video, and Project name) and any other Entrant Content that comprises the Entrant’s Entry in perpetuity and in any medium (including online and in digital media) in any language, throughout the world, for the purposes of evaluating Entries, and administering this Contest, and for any marketing or promotional purposes, without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation beyond the opportunity to win a prize in this Contest. Each Entrant further grants to the Sponsor (and their agents, successors, and assigns) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right and license to use their/its (and their/its Project’s) trade names and trademarks (including logos) in connection with this Contest.
  • Some Submission components may be displayed to the public. Other Submission materials may be viewed by the sponsor, Devpost, and judges for screening and evaluation. By submitting an entry or accepting any prize, entrants represent and warrant that (a) submitted content is not copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless entrant is the owner of such rights or has permission from their rightful owner to post the content; and (b) the content submitted does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware or other disabling devices or harmful or malicious code.
  • Each Entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Entrant and the Sponsor is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Entrant’s decision to submit their/its Entry for purposes of the Contest does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Project), other than as set forth in these Terms.
  • Each Entrant understands and acknowledges that the Sponsor have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, project, software, and other creative materials.
  • Each Entrant also acknowledges that many ideas for applications, projects, and online services may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to their/its Project and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. In no way limiting the foregoing, each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Sponsor’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Sponsor from other sources. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor does not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Entrant’s patent, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to their/its Entry, including the Project contained or described therein.
  • Each Entrant waives and releases the Sponsor from any and all claims that Entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Sponsor’ exploitation of any Entrant Content without further notification or compensation to Entrant of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Sponsor, each of their licensees, or any other person in connection with this Contest, on the grounds that any use of any Entrant Content or element thereof (including the Project) or derivative works therefrom in accordance with this license infringes or violates any of Entrant’s rights (including MORAL RIGHTS) therein. Each Entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Entrant relating to or arising out of Sponsor’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Entry or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Sponsor bot, application, service or other property, and Entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

13. Entry Conditions and Release

  • By entering the Hackathon, you (and, if you are entering on behalf of a Team, Organization each participating members) agree(s) to the following:
(i) The relationship between you, the Entrant, and the Sponsor and Administrator, is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship.
(ii) You will be bound by and comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator, and/or the Hackathon Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Hackathon.
(iii) You release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Hackathon, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Entrant’s entry, creation of Submission or entry of a Submission, participation in the Hackathon, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, transmission, performance, exploitation or use of the Submission as authorized or licensed by these Official Rules.

 

 
  • Without limiting the foregoing, the Sponsor shall have no liability in connection with:
(i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Sponsor or Administrator’s electronic or printing error, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Hackathon;
(ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, internet connectivity or electronic transmission errors, or network hardware or software or failure of the Hackathon Website;
(iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Hackathon;
(iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Hackathon or the processing of Submissions; or
(v) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Entrant’s participation in the Hackathon or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.
The Sponsor are not responsible for incomplete, late, misdirected, damaged, lost, illegible, or incomprehensible Submissions or for address or email address changes of the Entrants. Proof of sending or submitting the aforementioned will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor or Administrator. If for any reason any Entrant’s Submission is determined to have not been received or been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant’s sole remedy is to request the opportunity to resubmit its Submission. Such a request must be made promptly after the Entrant knows or should have known there was a problem and will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor 

 

14. Publicity

By participating in the Hackathon, Entrant consents to the promotion and display of the Entrant’s Submission, and to the use of personal information about themselves for promotional purposes, by the Sponsor, Administrator, and third parties acting on their behalf. Such personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, comments and hometown and country of residence. It may be used in any existing or newly created media, worldwide without further payment or consideration or right of review, unless prohibited by law. Authorized use includes but is not limited to advertising and promotional purposes.

 

15. General Conditions

  • Sponsor and DevPost reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Hackathon, or any part of it, in the event of a technical failure, fraud, or any other factor or event that was not anticipated or is not within their control.
  • Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual or Entrant if it finds to be actually or presenting the appearance of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Hackathon or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a manner that is inappropriate, unsportsmanlike, not in the best interests of this Hackathon, or a violation of any applicable law or regulation.
  • Any attempt by any person to undermine the proper conduct of the Hackathon may be a violation of criminal and civil law. Should the Sponsor or Administrator suspect that such an attempt has been made or is threatened, they reserve the right to take appropriate action including but not limited to requiring an Entrant to cooperate with an investigation and referral to criminal and civil law enforcement authorities.
  • If there is any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Hackathon materials, including but not limited to the Hackathon Submission form, Hackathon Website, or advertising, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.
  • The terms and conditions of the Official Rules are subject to change at any time, including the rights or obligations of the Entrant, the Sponsor and Administrator. The Sponsor and Administrator will post the terms and conditions of the amended Official Rules on the Hackathon Website. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any amendment will become effective at the time specified in the posting of the amended Official Rules or, if no time is specified, the time of posting.
  • If at any time prior to the deadline, an Entrant or prospective Entrant believes that any term in the Official Rules is or may be ambiguous, they must submit a written request for clarification.
  • The Sponsor or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Should any provision of these Official Rules be or become illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction whose laws or regulations may apply to an Entrant, such illegality or unenforceability shall leave the remainder of these Official Rules, including the Rule affected, to the fullest extent permitted by law, unaffected and valid. The illegal or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that comes closest and best reflects the sponsor’s intention in a legal and enforceable manner with respect to the invalid or unenforceable provision.
  • Excluding Submissions, all intellectual property related to this Hackathon, including but not limited to copyrighted material, trademarks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations are owned or used under license by the Sponsor and/or Administrator. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owners is strictly prohibited. Any use in a Submission of Sponsor or Administrator’s intellectual property shall be solely to the extent provided for in these Official Rules.

 

16. Limitations of Liability

By entering, all Entrants (including, in the case of a Team or Organization, all participating members) agree to release the Sponsor from any and all liability in connection with the Prizes or Entrant’s participation in the Hackathon. Provided, however, that any liability limitation regarding gross negligence or intentional acts, or events of death or body injury shall not be applicable in jurisdictions where such limitation is not legal.

 

17. Disputes and Jurisdiction

  • Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Hackathon, Entrant agrees that:
- any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Hackathon, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the contestant;
- the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and
- judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

 

  • Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Hackathon), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  • All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Hackathon, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA without regard to conflict of laws.
    SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

18. Additional Terms

Please review the Devpost Terms of Service at https://info.devpost.com/terms for additional rules that apply to your participation in the Hackathon and more generally your use of the Hackathon Website. Such Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into these Official Rules, including that the term "Poster" in the Terms of Service shall mean the same as "Sponsor" in these Official rules." If there is a conflict between the Terms of Service and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control with respect to this Hackathon only.

 

19. Entrant’s Personal Information.

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Devpost’s Privacy Policy, which is available at https://info.devpost.com/privacy.