All participants must sign the Terms of Participation agreement prior to participating in the event. Participants under age 18 must have the Terms of Participation agreement signed by a parent/guardian. The Terms of Participation agreement will be available on the event website at http://hack-smc.org prior to the event and will be emailed to all registered participants on May 19.
- April 4, 2016 registration opens for Early Bird Registration, first 100 registered receive $49 AWS credit and eligible to win special early bird door prizes
- May 1, 2016 Early Bird Discount ends, regular ticket sales begins
- May 18, 2016 registration closes
- May 19, 2016 Terms of Participation agreement emailed to registered participants, please bring a signed copy of the agreement to the event to expedite your check-in.
- May 21, 2016 Hack SMC hackathon, first round winners announced
- September 10, 2016 Hack SMC Apps Challenge winners grand prize round
The rules below are preliminary. The final rules will be posted on the event website at http://hack-smc.org prior to the event.
- Entries must use one dataset from the County's open data portal or create a new dataset that could be loaded and maintained on County's open data portal
- Entries can be a design, clickable prototype, video of an app on a simulator, or a functioning application
- Apps should be submitted as links using the Hack SMC Devpost page [link]
- Pitches for entries can be supported by a video or slide deck. Materials should be submitted using the Hack SMC Devpost page [link]
- Entries can run on any platform (Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, web)
- Judges will prefer entries that address the County's published areas of interest, but you are welcome to submit solutions to any issues you see fit
- Existing apps, including those that have been modified or updated, will be accepted
- Apps do not need to be available publicly. Testing will take place at the Hack SMC App Challenge winners grand prize round 9/10/16
- Apps should be freely available and may not be supported by adversiting
- Contestants may submit more than one entry
- Other stuff from 2015's Terms of Participation form
Submission Rights & Display
- San Mateo County reserves the right to use the winners’ names to promote Hack SMC and display the entry on County websites
Prizes & Winner Selection
- Prizes areTBD, will be announced prior to event
- All participants in attendance are eligible to win door prizes, early bird ticket holders eligible for special door prizes
- Winners are required to pay taxes on prize money
- Participants must be a resident of the United States, have a United States tax identification number, or have citizenship in a country that has a valid tax agreement with the United States
- Prizes will be awareded based on: if the solution meets a need within San Mateo County, how well the solution solves the stated issue, does the entry use a dataset from the County's open data portal or create a dataset that could be added to the open data portal and updated regularly
- Prizes will be awarded based on judges' discretion
Code of Conduct
We expect all Hack SMC related events:
- Are a safe and respectful environment for all participants.
- Are a place where people are free to fully express their identities.
- Presume the value of others. Everyone’s ideas, skills, and contributions have value.
- Don’t assume everyone has the same context, and encourage questions.
- Find a way for people to be productive with their skills (technical and not) and energy. Use language such as “yes/and”, not “no/but.”
- Encourage members and participants to listen as much as they speak.
- Strive to build tools that are open and free technology for public use. Activities that aim to foster public use, not private gain, are prioritized.
- Prioritize access for and input from those who are traditionally excluded from the civic process.
- Work to ensure that the community is well-represented in the planning, design, and implementation of civic tech. This includes encouraging participation from women, minorities, and traditionally marginalized groups.
- Actively involve community groups and those with subject matter expertise in the decision-making process.
- Ensure that the relationships and conversations between community members, the local government staff and community partners remain respectful, participatory, and productive.
- Provide an environment where people are free from discrimination or harassment.