ABOUT HACKYEAH ONLINE

WHAT IS HACKYEAH?

It’s an online edition of the biggest stationary hackathon in Europe! We gather the brightest minds from all over the world in order to create technological solutions to current issues from many fields, among others, health and zero waste.

WHEN AND WHERE?

27 – 29 November 2020!

Where? ONLINE!
You can work from the comfort of your room.
Stay in your PJs or favorite onesie!

IS HACKYEAH FOR ME?

We believe that HackYeah is for every creative folk!

The only thing you need to have is an eagerness to create and work on the solution. Obviously, you can be a programmer, UXer, graphic designer, product manager, business developer or so, but YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ONE! Everyone is welcomed at HackYeah!

Not sure how to manage if you can’t code but want to take part in HackYeah? Check out the next question!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

HackYeah is open to everyone. Really.

  • You don’t know anything about programming? Come on in!
  • Are you a student? Join us!
  • Are you an undergraduate? We’ll be glad to meet you.
  • If you are a specialist in your branch — you have to be here.
  • No matter if you’re entry-level, a junior, mid, senior or an IT star. We invite all of you!

We are calling for fans of creative thinking, problem-solving, planning, idea implementing, leading and also of VR, AR, AI, IoT, Data Mining, Gamedev, Productdev, Mobile, and specialists in programming languages: Java, C/C++, C#,.Net, Scala, Swift, Objective C, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, HTML5, SQL.

HOW TO PROCEED AT HACKYEAH?

  1. First read all the tasks. You can find them here.
  2. Read the rules of the tasks that you find interesting.
  3. If you have accepted all the rules and have registered on Evenea, than choose the task you want to work on and… start your work! You will claim the task you’ve picked up on the final step, while uploading your project.
  4. If you have trouble with figuring out what to do – just contact our mentors through our Discord channels and ask for advice! Don’t hesitate 🙂
  5. Once your project is done, upload it to the platform listed in the task rules.

    If your task’s platform is ChallengeRocket, please remember, that all of your team members have to create their Discord accounts (Discord ID’s from our server are required to upload the project).
  6. If you feel your project might win, work on a pitch presentation to present your idea to the jury. Not sure what you should include in pitch presentation? Check it here.
  7. Wait for the announcements on our Facebook and Discord channels. 
  8. Win the eternal fame and a nice prize!

WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER HACKYEAH?

  • The tasks during HackYeah will challenge you in every possible way, this is a great opportunity for bonding and team development.
  • We expect great experts from various fields to take part in our event. You’ll have a chance to meet online IT specialists, GovTech gurus, CEOs of big companies and NGO professionals.
  • HackYeah will be a perfect online space for networking, no matter if you’re looking for a job, employee or partnership opportunity. Our Discord channels rulez!
  • The prizes are huge.

TICKETS

TICKETS FOR HACKYEAH

Tickets are FREE! All you need to do is register HERE.

TEAMS

HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOULD BE IN A TEAM?

In the majority of tasks the team should be composed of 1 to 6 people. The exception is the Amazon Developer Center Poland’s Task – if you plan to work on this task, your team should be composed of 1 to 5 people.

It means you can go as a lone wolf or gather together with your friends! You don’t need to register your team prior to the event unless specified otherwise in particular task’s terms.

WE HAVE A TEAM, WHAT NOW?

Read the requirements of the task you want to work on, if you agree with them, proceed. If you’re lost or not sure what to do, contact our mentors through our Discord channels and ask for advice!

Please remember, that all of team members have to create their Discord accounts (Discord ID’s from our server are required to upload the project to ChallengeRocket).

I DON’T HAVE A TEAM, WHAT NOW?

No problem with that! You can work alone but…

If you want to form a team there are two ways to find team members:

  • register to our Discord where’s a special channel for attendees looking to join or form a new team
  • talk to your friends or university buddies! Tell them about the cause, we’re sure they’ll join you!

If you’re impatient you can start looking for your teammates just now on HackYeah Discord and on the ChallengeRocket platform!

HOW CAN I BE IN MULTIPLE TEAMS AT ONCE?

Yes! Just make sure that your team leader mentioned you during uploading the project.

CAN I CHANGE MY TEAM DURING THE HACKATHON?

Sure, you can change your team as many times as you want. Just make sure to be a member of one when you upload the project, this is the final declaration of who is in your squad.

CAN I BE IN MORE THAN ONE TEAM?

Yes! No problem with that! We do not verify your team until you upload the project, it is totally up to you in how many teams you’ll be a part of.

WILL I GET A PRIZE IF I’M IN TWO TEAMS AT THE SAME TIME AND WE WIN IN TWO CATEGORIES?

Yes, of course! If only the regulations of these two tasks allow it.

TASKS

WHAT ARE THE OPEN TASKS?

There is a few Partner’s Tasks at this edition. They are unique, because our partners came up with them.

The details of each task are described here. Before you start looking for solutions, please read carefully the terms of Partner’s Task. They all have special requirements and regulations so make sure to study them before starting. Double-check on hackyeah.pl where to upload the task (Challenge Rocket or other platform).

HackYeah Online 2020 powered by GovTech Partner’s Tasks:

There will be 2 open categories of tasks:

– Health
– Zero Waste

In these categories, the direction in which you’ll go is completely up to you! We are not giving you any more details on the tasks, you will need to decide how you understand and want to interpret it.

The prize pool of each category is 10 000 PLN.

MORE SOON

WHAT ARE THE PARTNER’S TASKS?

There are also Partner’s Tasks at this edition. They are unique, because our partners came up with them. The details of each task are described here. Before you start looking for solutions, please read carefully the terms of Partner’s Task (available on website). They all have special requirements and regulations so make sure to study them before starting. Double-check on hackyeah.pl where to upload the task (Challenge Rocket or other platform).

HackYeah 2020 Worldwide Partner’s Tasks:

– Task 1 by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego the prize pool is at 60 000 PLN
– Task 2 by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego – the prize pool is at 35 000 PLN

 

MORE SOON

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WORK ON?

Feel free to talk to our mentors and partners on our Discord channels and ask them for advice. How about organizing a brainstorm with other HackYeah 2020 attendees?

HOW WILL THE JUDGES EVALUATE TASKS?

Each of the tasks will have separate rules regarding evaluation. 

For the GovTech Tasks the judges will judge according to the following proportions:

Idea — 30%

Technical aspects — 30%

Design — 20%

Relation to category — 10%

WOW! Factor — 10%

All the rules and details about Partners Tasks can be found in the description section of each task on our website.

WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN THE PITCH PRESENTATION?

Prepare a short presentation, which will persuade the Judges that your idea is amazing! It should be interesting and unique, but brief. Don’t forget to include all of the main information about your project. Tell the Judges what is the problem you are solving, how you want to solve it, how is the project supposed to work.

ARE THERE ANY PRIZES?

The current pool of prizes crossed  435 000 PLN!

 

Currently, the prizes are:

– Open Task – Health – 10 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
10 000 PLN for 1st place

– Open Task – Zero Waste  – 10 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
10 000 PLN for 1st place

– Open Task – BGK – Water Management  – 10 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
10 000 PLN for 1st place

– Partner’s Task – BGK – BGK Application Information Center –
60 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
-> 30 000 PLN for 1st place, 20 000 PLN for 2nd place, 10 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – BGK – The platform for ESG applications –
30 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
15 000 PLN for 1st place, 10 000 PLN for 2nd place, 5 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – AMAZON – Innovation@Amazon Competition | Alexa Skills Kit –
30 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
15 000 PLN for 1st place, 10 000 PLN for 2nd place, 5 000 PLN for 3rd place and rewards

– Partner’s Task – MRiRW – Map of reported wild boar sightings –
40 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
20 000 PLN for 1st place, 12 000 PLN for 2nd place, 8 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – ARP – Game Jam | Gaming –
60 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
30 000 PLN for 1st place, 20 000 PLN for 2nd place, 10 000 PLN for 3rd place and SPECIAL PRIZE

– Partner’s Task – UKNF – Threats ALERT –
30 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
15 000 PLN for 1st place, 10 000 PLN for 2nd place, 5 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – MF – “Follow the river to reach the sea”: increased risk offers detector –
35 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
20 000 PLN for 1st place, 10 000 PLN for 2nd place, 5 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – MF – “Treasury of the Taxpayer”: app for taxpayers –
35 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
20 000 PLN for 1st place, 10 000 PLN for 2nd place, 5 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – MF – “Digital Tax”: text to digital data converter –
35 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE
20 000 PLN for 1st place, 10 000 PLN for 2nd place, 5 000 PLN for 3rd place

– Partner’s Task – ARM – Products Tracking –
The best team will participate in firearm training led by professional instructors (ex-operations of special forces). Training includes the development of shooting skills with the use of different personal weapons (pistols, machine guns, rifles).

The winner will also receive some of tactical items of clothing (e.g. gloves, jackets etc.) useful in every day sports and tourism practice as well.

– Partner’s Task – NCBC – Veteran’s App –
15 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE for The Winner

– Partner’s Task – Scaleway – Ecological and Carbon Footprint –
15 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE for The Winner

– Partner’s Task – Totalizator Sportowy – Time Measuring Application for Sport Competitions –
25 000 PLN TOTAL PRIZE for The Winner

 

MORE SOON

WE HAVE FINISHED, WHAT NOW?

Upload your project to the platform required for each task. The majority of the tasks should be uploaded to ChallengeRocket, however, each Partner might choose their own platform. Check the task descriptions to learn where to upload your project. 


Please remember, that you have to create your Discord account before uploading the project to ChallengeRocket (Discord ID’s from our server are required).

 

Finished early?

  • If you feel like your task might win, start thinking about your pitch presentation.
  • Start another task! There is no limit on how many you can fulfil!
  • You’re tired and don’t feel like doing anything? Chill a bit or watch one of our webinars!

 

I’M NOT PROUD OF MY PROJECT, DO I HAVE TO UPLOAD IT?

No! If you don’t like what you came up with it is not mandatory to upload it. Yet we still encourage you to try as maybe the judges will see something in it that you don’t see 🙂

WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO WHAT WE CREATE?

It depends on the task.

Some Partner Tasks might require you to transfer the rights after you accept the prize. To make sure what are the regulations in your task check the rules of it. You will find a link with regulations next to the task description.

HOW CAN I UPLOAD MY FINISHED PROJECT?

You should upload it to the platform required by the terms of the task. Each of the Tasks may have different regulations, so check the rules in the task section on the website.

Please remember, that you have to create your Discord account before uploading the project to ChallengeRocket (Discord ID from our server is required).

CAN I TAKE PART IN MORE THAN ONE TASK?

Sure, do as many as you can! There are no limits to that!

WHAT IF I DON’T MAKE IT ON TIME TO UPLOAD THE PROJECT?

The deadline is the deadline. You cannot bend it and cannot break it so better make sure everything is ready a few minutes earlier not to miss it! You can upload not finished project on ChallengeRocket earlier and keep changing it later — this way you won’t miss the deadline.

WHAT IF I DON’T MAKE IT ON TIME TO UPLOAD THE PROJECT?

The deadline is the deadline. You cannot bend it and cannot break it so better make sure everything is ready a few minutes earlier not to miss it! You can upload not finished project on ChallengeRocket earlier and keep changing it later — this way you won’t miss the deadline.

DO I NEED TO PRESENT MY IDEA?

If you make it to the Pitches, then yes. The jury chooses the best teams from each task and invites them to a video conversation where they pitch their ideas one by one.

HOW DO I KNOW MY TEAM HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS A FINALIST TO PITCH?

Once the jury board chooses the list of teams that qualified to the Pitches, we will announce it on our Discord channel #questions-to-organizers and also on our Facebook live stream.

After this, please contact with organizers on Discord #questions-to-organizers.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

I WILL BE LATE, CAN I JOIN THE EVENT AFTER THE CODING STARTS?

Yes! The registration will be open all the time so you can join us even in the middle of the night!

NIE MÓWIĘ PO ANGIELSKU, CZY MOGĘ WZIĄĆ UDZIAŁ?

Jasne! Organizatorzy wydarzenia i uczestnicy będą komunikować się także po polsku, więc nie musisz się martwić.

Pamiętaj tylko, że prezentacja Twojego projektu musi być wygłoszona po angielsku. Upewnij się zatem, że chociaż jeden członek Twojego zespołu mówi po angielsku!

CHALLENGEROCKET — Platform TO UPLOAD THE TASKS

I NEED HELP WITH CHALLENGEROCKET!!!

Don’t hesitate to ask questions to organizers on our Discord channels.

This is a space, where we come with all answers about ChallengeRocket. We will help you with a pleasure 🙂

HOW TO REGISTER TO CHALLENGEROCKET?

It’s simply!

  • Register to the platform
  • Register to our hackathon — HackYeah 2020 Worldwide
  • Remember, only team leader (a person who will upload your project) needs to register to ChallengeRocket.

TEAM MEMBERSHIP

CAN I CHANGE THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM?

Yes! As long as system is open and works, team leader can edit your crew members – which means that you can change the crew even after uploading your project. Only team leader can do this.

CAN I ADD NEW MEMBERS TO THE TEAM?

Yes! Your team leader adds the crew members during uploading the project – he just needs to type members’ data and Discord ID’s. Then, as long as system is open and works, team leader can edit your crew members, which means that he can also add a new member. Only team leader can do this.

CAN I REMOVE SOMEONE FROM MY TEAM?

Yes! As long as system is open and works, team leader can edit your crew members, which means that he can also remove someone. Only team leader can do this.

CAN I BE IN MORE THAN ONE TEAM?

Yes! Your team leader adds the crew members during uploading the project – just make sure that your team leader typed your data and Discord ID.

CAN I CHANGE THE NAME OF OUR TEAM?

Yes! Your team leader types the name of a team during uploading the project. Then, as long as system is open and works, team leader can edit the name of your team. Only team leader can do this.

UPLOADING THE SOLUTION

WHEN SHOULD I UPLOAD THE TASK?

The deadline passes at 10 AM on Sunday. Sharp! But… don’t leave it for the last moment, the platform is rock solid but imagine a lot of people will try to upload their solutions all at once… It might lead to an accidental DDOS attack. 

 

Please remember, that you have to create your Discord account before uploading the project (Discord ID’s are required).

IN WHAT FORMAT SHOULD THE PRESENTATION BE PREPARED?

Prepare it in any program you want, but please save it in the PDF format. Not all Judges will have PowerPoint, keynote or whatever you use and all of them will be able to see PDF file.

HOW TO DO THE PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT?

Make it a short PDF file, it can be done in PowerPoint, keynote or anything else. Make sure to use any mock-ups, screenshots you have, describe your idea briefly but with all the details you believe are important, let it be an online pitch of your project.

CAN I SUBMIT ONE PROJECT TO MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?

It is not allowed to submit one project to more than one category.

WHAT TO PUT INTO THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION?

It should be a short description (more of 3 paragraphs than 3 pages). Tell the judges what is the problem you are solving, how you want to solve it, how is the project supposed to work, don’t tell them the story of the world cause they won’t have time to read it all.

HOW LONG SHOULD BE THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION?

It should be rather short (let’s say 3 paragraphs max). Remember that the Judges have to evaluate plenty of projects, so they don’t have the time to read your 5-page essay 😉

IN WHAT LANGUAGE SHOULD I DESCRIBE THE PROJECT?

Do it in English, please! Some of the judges do not speak Polish, so they won’t be able to evaluate your project if you do it in Polish, unless the task partner prefers Polish – see task subpage.

HOW SHOULD I UPLOAD THE SOURCE CODE OF THE PROJECT?

Please put it all in one repository that can be checked out online (GitHub, Bitbucket, Gitlab, etc), if your code consists of few modules (API, web, mobile) you can place them in separate folders.

Please make sure, that you allowed Judges the access to the repository. Your repository settings should allow us to review the content 🙂

HOW LONG SHOULD BE THE VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT?

Don’t make it too long – 3 minutes is a maximum of how much a judge can spend on watching it. Make it an awesome ad of your project, not a story of the universe (not that the history of the universe is not interesting… it’s just that the Judges didn’t come here to hear it 😉

WHAT TO ADD FOR MY PROJECT TO LOOK GOOD?

Add anything you have: mock-ups, simulations, sketches, prototypes, screenshots, etc. Let the Jury see the full picture of your project!

IF YOU HAVE A DEMO…

Please remember to upload it with an example passes because the Judges need to have access to it.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE UPLOADED TO CHALLENGEROCKET

Important! Only team leader can edit the project submission. We strongly recommend all teams uploading to ChallengeRocket to follow the instructions.

 

Project title [MANDATORY]:

  • In English
  • No longer than 5 words

Team Name [MANDATORY]:

  • Name of the team

Members ID/NICK from Discord [MANDATORY]:

  • Type the ID/NICK of every team member into text field

Select a category (task) [MANDATORY]:

  • Choose the task you want your project to be uploaded to
  • Important! One project can be submitted to only one task. If you’re working on different projects and will be uploading two different solutions, you have to choose appropriate category (task) for each solution.

Project description [MANDATORY]:

  • In English
  • No more than 500 words

Image gallery [MANDATORY]:

  • You can upload screenshots, prototype interface, etc. You have to upload at least one image to submit project

Video URL [OPTIONAL]:

  • Either video of your project or team member explaining the project
  • No longer than 60 seconds
  • In English

Presentation [MANDATORY]:

  • In English
  • In PDF / PPTX (Power Point) only
  • No more than 10 slides

Demo Link [OPTIONAL]:

  • Make sure to provide login information

Repository URL [OPTIONAL]:

  • Everything in one repository (if your project has different modules please put them in separate folders)
  • Available to view online

 

But please read rules of task that is interesting You because task partner can requires some things mentioned above (e.g. optional repository url) as mandatory. The more items you submit, the better the jury will understand your solution.

CHOOSING THE TASKS

CAN I DO MORE THAN ONE TASK?

Yes! There is no limits – you can solve as many task as you wish. Remember to submit different solutions in each category (task).

CAN MY TEAM DO MORE THAN ONE TASK?

Sure thing! There is no limits – your team can solve as many task as you wish. Remember to submit different solutions in each category (task).

WHERE DO I CLICK TO CHOOSE WHICH TASK WE ARE DOING?

You choose the task once submitting your project so you don’t have to click anywhere before. Once the project is ready, just go to the submission section and choose the category (task).

If you have any more questions feel free to contact us on facebook, twitter, DISCORD or email a proper staff member from the contact section on our website!