What are the rules around fresh code / makes?

There will be two tracks at this event. Your team must select and compete in one track only, and there will be separate prizes for each track.

For Fresh code / makes: All code developed as part of the FLIR Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of the FLIR Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the FLIR Hackathon starting at 8:45pm on Friday. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries. For makers, you’re welcome to bring your tools, supplies and plans to the event, but you must begin your actual build onsite at the hackathon, starting at 8:45pm on Friday. For Pre-Existing Applications or Makes: You may integrate FLIR’s technology into a pre-existing hack or make, that hasn’t already integrated thermal imaging. Applications that have already been submitted to FLIR are not eligible. You will not be eligible to compete with fresh code or make teams. In order to be eligible to demo and compete with other pre-existing teams, you must sign the participation agreement by Saturday at 9am, and you must submit your project and team name by Saturday at 1pm on hackathon.io. FLIR ONE requirements:

There are two categories of projects: 1.) Software app and 2.) Hardware app. Projects/solutions may be based on the FLIR ONE smartphone accessory or the Lepton thermal imaging component.

Each team is required to enter their project into Hackathon.io no later than 1pm on Saturday, and then to submit their completed project to Hackathon.io for judging consideration no later than 1pm on Sunday. San Francisco Attendees must enter project here and London Attendees must enter project here. Accepted submissions will be given 3 min to pitch their functioning software or hardware solution Sunday afternoon in front of a panel of judges, with 1 minute provided for Q&A. The format is free, but it is recommended to share a very brief presentation, e.g. PowerPoint or a video combined with a demo (e.g. video) of the solution developed. We will provide projection equipment and an Apple TV to display your app on your phone screen to the judges.

Who Owns the IP?

Participants will own the rights to their work. However, for teams to be eligible for the winning prize, they must commit to further work on and develop their prototypes within a reasonable period of time, all of which mentorship and support will be provided by FLIR. If the teams decide not to further develop the ideas, FLIR retains the right to produce a similar product with different methods. Full information available in the event participation agreement.

Is there a Participation Agreement?

Yes – there are participation agreements both for hackers and makers available on our website, you will be required to sign at the event. You can review the Participation Agreement here.

Team Size

No more than 5 humans per team.