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When and where is the EuroHack Hackathon?

The hackathon begins on Thursday April 4th 2019 at 9:00 and ends on Friday April 5th 2019 at 13:00. It will take place at Microsoft Reactor (WeWork), Dubnov 7, Tel Aviv.

The 10 finalists will compete in the grand final on April 29th.

What is the deadline to apply?

To apply, you need a team. You can apply right hereApplications deadline has been extended to April 1st.

What if I don't have a team?
1. Find one in the Facebook group.

2. Join the meetup on March 25th (details in the group).

3. If you're having trouble finding a team, please apply alone and we'll try to help.​

 

How would the winners be determined?

Judging in the hackathon is in two stages.

On Friday, April 5th, a panel of judges will pick 10 teams out of the hackathon participants to qualify for the finals.

On April 29th a grand final event will take place. In the final, judging panels will score the teams 1-12 points and the winner will be the team with the highest score.

According to which criteria are winners selected?

The projects will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Impact

  • State of the Art

  • Feasibility

What is supposed to happen between April 5th and April 29th?

The teams who qualified for the final will work on their entries in order to have them ready to launch on time for the events in Tel Aviv. We will provide mentoring and support to help you be prepared.

Is there a maximum number of participants in a team?

Teams should not exceed 6 participants. From our experience the best team size is typically 4-5 participants.

Can we compete with a pre-existing project?

Yes, as long as you keep working and advancing your project during the hackathon. If you did not do any work during the hackathon, you will not qualify for judging.

 

Can we work from home and just arrive for the judging?

No. Your team has to work on the project on the hackathon premises. If your team has to leave for a certain time, please let us know. 

What if we have to arrive late on the hackathon morning?

Please let us know in advance and we might be able to make it work - but no promises.

What happens in the meetup?

In the meetup we will review the challenges and technology platforms for the hackathon. You will also have time to ask questions, find additional teammates and network. Each team must send at least one representative to this event.

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, but please be responsible for it - we're not liable for any loss or damage.

Can a team come up with a project that is not inspired by the challenges or is it mandatory to work on the given challenges?

Teams can come up with their own creative projects as long as they are related to one of the challenges.

Is the event limited to programmers and designers?

Absolutely not! We are looking for creative people from different fields, so if you think you can contribute to a team or even build a team of your own, you are more than welcome to apply.

What will I eat? 

We will provide kosher food and beverages throughout the day and night. There will be vegan options. If you have any other dietary limitations, please mention them in your application.

Where will I sleep?

We will provide a sleeping area with mattresses and bean bags to relax and get some shut-eye. We recommend bringing anything that would make you feel comfortable - from blankets to onesies.

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What should I bring?

Bring anything that might help you be more productive or comfortable. Rather than that, we have you covered.