Hackathon Rules

  1. Fresh Code - We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. Please don’t come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win. It’s cool to wok on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but try to keep things within just limits.

  2. Code Review - Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.

  3. Ownership and IP - Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our hackathon and are free to do with it as they wish. But, there’s going to be another partnership process for the winning team, after the hackathon.

  4. Team Size - Teams of up to 2-4 humans are allowed.

  5. DEMO your Hack - You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or power-points will be allowed. Don’t be scared if you didn’t finish… it is okay long as you tried your best.

  6. Have fun - It’s a hackathon! Use whatever languages or hacks you have in your arsenal.

Your task is to create a solution for ONE of the two challenges:

1.) Filipinos living overseas have a hard time being away from their families and loved ones. Create an OFW application that delivers a contextual and personal experience for end-users. / Personal problems that can be solved by using this application. Some personal problems that Filipinos overseas encounter while away from their families: - Staying connected to their loved ones in the most affordable way possible - Getting started with their lives in their current home-base - Finding a job - Finding a home - Finding friends/ a Filipino community to connect with

2.) Make a difference by developing a location enabled solution that helps Filipinos overseas better connect with each other and live more fulfilling lives / Apps not only for OFWs but for Filipinos who live abroad and are away from home.

The product should be unique from other telco apps and enable users to subscribe to PLDT Global’s data plans. Data plans have not yet been established, developers may recommend*