RivCodes Official Rules 2014

You must be registered by 9am on June 28 on our Eventbrite site http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rivcodes-hackathon-2014-tickets-11632899315  to participate and win in the event on.  Participants must be onsite during opening and closing.  WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO ACCEPT PRIZE OR PRIZE WILL BE FORFEITED.

No submission may win more than (2) prizes.  By participating in this Hackathon contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules as well as all decisions of the RivCodes judges, which are final and binding on all aspects of the Hackathon.

Unless otherwise specified in the Official Rules, Hackathon contestants must be 16 years of age or older and legal residents of the United States in order to be eligible for prizes. A release form will be required for minors to participate and win a prize. Employees, RivCodes sponsors, Administrator, any prize supplier, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and their advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies (the “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to win.

RivCodes Hackathon contestants are encouraged to compete in teams. Contestants can recruit people to join a team or teams may be formed or assigned at the event.  During the competition, participants will be asked to create a mobile or web application, with at least one of the County data sets, that is sustainable on a tablet or Smartphone device, along with a summary description for their app (“Submission”). Each team will be given a time limited opportunity to demonstrate their Submission and provide an oral presentation to the judges describing their Submission. We may choose to limit the number of submissions. 

All team formations must be made in our Challengepost site http://rivcodes2014.challengepost.com/ and be done by 9am on Sunday.  All coding for the Submission must be during the Hackathon.  The deadline for submissions is 9am on June 29th.   Any additional requirements concerning Submissions will be specified in the Official Rules or provided during the Hackathon.  

Entries must not be indecent, defamatory, in obvious bad taste, demonstrate a lack of respect for public morals or conduct or adversely affect the reputation of the county or sponsors. Any determination made by the County's judges under this paragraph is wholly within their discretion and will be final.

UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, ALL PRIZES OR ANY PRIZE COMPONENTS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNING TEAM AS A WHOLE AND NOT TO EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF A WINNING TEAM. RCIT, SmartRiverside and RivCodes Hackathon sponsors are not responsible for any disputes among team members concerning prize or prize components.

All taxes and any expenses are sole responsibility of winners. Only the stated number and components of prizes in Official Rules or at the event will be awarded.  Winners are required to complete a W-4 . 1099s will be issued to Qualifying Recipients by the Fiscal Sponsor for all cash prizes in excess of $600 and all non-cash prizes fair market value in excess of $600.

Event organizers, sponsors, or RCIT may prohibit certain contestants or teams from participating in the Hackathon or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that a contestant or team has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Hackathon by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or RCIT representatives.

Contestants authorize event organizers, sponsors, and RCIT to use and share their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

RivCodes makes no claims to any code or hack produced as a result of the event. However, as the civic sponsor, the County of Riverside retains a free and non-expiring license to utilize any code and/or app produced during the event to deliver and/or improve the delivery of services to the County’s constituents and may also share it with other public agencies.

RivCodes is a place where people freely share ideas and concepts. By participating, you acknowledge and agree that if you share an idea, suggestion, or concept you are working on that others may use your idea, suggestion, or concept and integrate it into an application that they are working on now or in the future, and you waive any and all claims and lawsuits against the organizers or sponsors or participants that may use or incorporate that idea, suggestion or concept, into an application, service, or product. If you can’t agree, you can’t participate.