As an MLH event, we abide by the following Code of Conduct.

Participant Conduct

  • Unsportsmanlike behaviour during any part of the hackathon may result in a warning or disqualification from the event.

Your Code & Ideas

  • Your code and your ideas are yours. You retain all rights to any original work you create during the Hackathon.
  • Entries must be projects begun during the hackathon and all code must be hosted on a public GitHub repo or your project will be ineligible to win.
  • Submitting works that are not your own and that were not generated during the Hackathon will result in disqualification.
  • You may use external binaries or open source code in your project provided that: the binaries are freely available, they remain separate from your project’s’ codebase, they do not accomplish the goal or a significant portion of your projects’ goal, and you document any external projects or packages your code requires.

Remote participants

  • You must be on a team where at least 50% of the members are physically present at the event.
  • You will not be eligible for any major prizes or swag given during the event.

Ranking & Judging

  • At least one team member must be present at the hackathon to register the team on the first day, and to present the pitch and receive a prize on the second. If no members can be found from a team at the time that a prize is announced, then the team will be removed from the rankings and prizes will be shifted accordingly.
  • Judges will be asked to rank the top projects. These rankings will determine the points given to each team and the total points will determine the winners. In the case of a tie, the judges will vote to determine which project is better.
  • Rankings for all teams will be published after the event.


  • Prizes are awarded “as is” to the winners. The prizes are optimized for teams of three. Additional prizes will not be awarded to larger teams.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email