We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:

1. Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.

4. Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You may have up to one person work remotely.

5. Submissions
Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page, which projects should be submitted on.

6. DEMO your Hack
You must demo your hack in order to present. You must have a working product, you may not ONLY have slide-decks or Powerpoints. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.

7. Have a damn good time!