By entering HackATL 2020, hosted by Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management, you’re agreeing to the Devpost terms and the Official Rules listed below. 

Eligibility Requirements

HackATL is open to teams of 2 to 6 people. All current undergraduate and graduate students with valid university emails are allowed to participate. Undergraduate students who have graduated within 6 months before HackATL can also participate.  While graduate students can participate in HackATL, we limit 1 graduate student per 2 undergraduate students. For example, a team of 6 may have no more than 2 graduate students. 

Submission Details

Submissions must include your team name used when registering your team and a description with the team members, a problem statement,  and which group it serves. Submissions should include at least a presentation slide deck and a prototype, or simulation where applicable, along with a proposal of next steps, the path forward, and a description of the necessary resources and plan to implement the project. Product or prototype video demonstrations are permitted and should be embedded in the presentation as a link to Youtube or Vimeo. 

Your team will need to submit their slide deck to Devpost as a Powerpoint file (.pptx) by 8 AM on Sunday, October 4. Please make sure your file name is formatted as: “Team#_.TeamName”. We will provide your team # after successful completion of the originality form. 

Your team will pitch your idea and presentation, which you submitted to Devpost, to judges in the Preliminary round starting at 10 AM and ending at 1 PM ET on October 4th, 2020 via Zoom. You will sign up for your presentation time on Saturday, October 3rd. 

8 Finalists will advance to the Final round (a total of 8 teams). Each team will pitch again to final round judges, and the top 3 teams will receive the grand prizes in order.

For both rounds, your team will be evaluated based on the Judging Rubric provided.

Submission Rights

Team Rights: Subject to the licenses and rights to feedback described below, any applicable intellectual property rights to a Submission will remain with the team.

Hackathon Rights: By entering the Hackathon, each team (including the individual team members) grants to HackATL and any other third parties acting on the hackathon’s behalf, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual license to reproduce, store, copy, publish, broadcast, display, and use for promotional purposes the submission, in perpetuity. This license includes, but is not limited to, posting or linking to the submission on HackATL’s websites and applications, including the display and promotion of the submission in any other media, worldwide. Teams and the individuals each represent and warrant that HackATL is free to use the teams’ submissions in the manner described above, without obtaining permission or license from any third party and without any compensation to the teams or partners they represent.

Submission Display: The following Submission components may be displayed to the public: name of participants, team name, solution description, images and video of Application and team members, Application video URL, website URL, team members, the Submission category and platform, and submitter type. Other submission materials may be viewed by the poster, administrator, and judges for screening and evaluation and as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules.

We welcome all participants regardless of the following:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • citizenship
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • political views
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of
  • programming experience or lack of

We do not tolerate harassment of HackATL participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of the following:

  • hacks
  • talks, presentations, or demos
  • workshops
  • any events associated with the hackathon
  • social media
  • any other online media

Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.

You understand that HackATL, any benefits derived therefrom, and/or your participation in the Hackathon, may be modified or terminated at any time for any reason. HackATL and any benefits are provided “AS-IS” and with no guarantees of any sort.

Void where prohibited or restricted by law.