What are the rules around fresh code / makes?

  1. 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. App must have fresh code or demonstrate that there was no thermal component in solution previously. 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.

FLIR ONE requirements:

Each team is required to submit their completed project to Hackathon.io for judging consideration no later than 12pm 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.