ImmerseGT 2023 Rules and Code of Conduct

Hackathon Rules

  1. Eligibility: The hackathon is open to participants of all levels of experience and backgrounds.
  2. Teams: Teams can consist of 2-6 members. Individuals can apply on special cases after speaking to event staff.
  3. Headsets: We will rent headsets to teams that require them. One member from the team needs to sign an agreement and provide their government-issued ID in exchange for a headset. We will release the exact inventory during the opening session and distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis. Although we cannot guarantee headsets for teams with less than 5 members, we will try to accommodate as many teams as possible.
  4. Extended Reality Focus: The hackathon will focus on extended reality technologies, including virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
  5. Tracks: Teams can submit their project to multiple tracks. Final tracks will be declared before the Hackathon starts based on the interests gathered from selected participants in their application.
  6. Time: The hackathon will last for 36 hours, from Friday, April 7, 2023 at 9 p.m. EST to Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 9 a.m. EST. Participants must complete their projects within this time frame.
  7. Originality: All projects submitted must be original work created during the hackathon. Participants may use existing libraries and tools but cannot use pre-existing projects or codebases.
  8. Code of Conduct: Participants must adhere to a code of conduct that prohibits harassment and discrimination of any kind (see below).
  9. Submissions: Participants must submit their projects by the deadline of Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 9 a.m. EST using the Devpost provided to each team. Submissions must be on Devpost which must include:
    1. a description of the project (around 100 words)
    2. a demo video
      1. 30-60 sec for in-person participants
      2. 1-2 min for virtual participants including a full walkthrough of their product
    3. a link to their GitHub with MIT License
  10. Judging Criteria: Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, user experience, and real world application. The exact rubric for each track will also be released during the opening session.
  11. Ownership: All projects will be open-source under the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

ImmerseGT promotes a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. Harassment and abuse are not tolerated, and anyone who experiences or witnesses such behavior should report it using the procedures outlined in this policy.

The Grand Judging Expo is the culminating event of the hackathon where various judges will go around and evaluate teams throughout the two hours. This is an opportunity for teams to showcase their projects, explain their vision, and demonstrate the features of their solutions. Be prepared to answer questions and provide a demo to the judges. Remember, the more prepared and organized your presentation is, the better your chances of winning. Good luck!

Content Guidelines

To participate in the Hackathon and submit content, you must ensure that:

  1. The content is original to you or in the public domain, and it does not violate the rights of any third party.
  2. The content does not infringe on any third-party rights, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, or publicity. This includes content created while employed or as an employee of a business or organization, which may require permission from your employer.
  3. The content does not contain harmful code or content, such as malware, spyware, viruses, or any other similar type of code.
  4. The content does not contain false, deceptive, misleading, defamatory, libelous, disparaging, harassing, threatening, profane, obscene, pornographic, or any other inappropriate information or content that could harm any party.
  5. The content does not promote or describe any harmful or illegal activity or violate any laws, rules, or regulations.
  6. Your participation in the Hackathon and agreement to these Official Rules do not violate any other agreement to which you are a signatory or party, and no such agreement limits your ability to participate in the Hackathon or grant the rights granted in these Official Rules.