ABOUT HACKYEAH

WHAT IS HACKYEAH?

It’s an online edition of the biggest stationary hackathon in Europe!

We’re gathering together (virtually) to work on finding solutions to the aftermaths of COVID-19 pandemic.

WHEN AND WHERE?

3 – 5 APRIL 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 HackYeah is for everyone.

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, 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.

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 an 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
  2. Read the rules of the tasks you find interesting
  3. If you accept all the rules, choose the task you want to work on
  4. If you have trouble with figuring out what to do contact our mentors through our discord channels and ask for advice!
  5. Once your project is done, upload it to the platform listed in the task rules.
  6. If you feel your project might win, work on a pitch presentation to present to the jury.
  7. Wait for the announcements on the main screen
  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 space 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 IT specialists, GovTech gurus, CEOs of big companies and NGO professionals.
  • HackYeah will be a perfect place for networking, no matter if you’re looking for a job, employee or partnership opportunity.
  • The prizes are huge.

TICKETS

TICKETS FOR HACKYEAH

  • HackYeah ONLINE is a free event. All you need to do is register here

TEAMS

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!

HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOULD BE IN A TEAM?

The team should be 1 to 6 people, so 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.

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

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

HOW CAN I BE IN MULTIPLE TEAMS AT ONCE?

HackerEarth allows one person to be in only one team. If you are in more than one team then please create a new account and join another team from this account.

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. 

If you’re uploading to HackerEarth then it is not possible to change the team members once the project is submitted, however, if your team wins then you will state the final members of Winner Sheet.

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.

Just make sure that if your tasks require uploading to HackerEarth and you upload more than one you need to use a different email address for each of them.

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

Yes, of course!

TASKS

WHAT ARE THE TASKS?

There will be 5 open categories of tasks:

  • Security in times of the pandemic
  • Business, science & technology during the crisis
  • E-commerce and logistics
  • Education and leisure
  • Freestyle 

 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 do you understand and want to interpret it.

The prize pool of each category is 20 000 PLN.

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WORK ON?

Feel free to talk to our mentors and partners on our Discord channels and ask for advice. Or organize a brainstorm with other HackYeah Online attendees!

HOW WILL THE JUDGES EVALUATE TASKS?

Each of the tasks will have separate rules regarding evaluation. All the details can be found in the description section of each task.

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

  • Idea — 30%
  • Technical aspects — 30%
  • Design — 20%
  • Relation to category — 10%
  • WOW! Factor — 10%

For the Partners’ Tasks please read the terms available under each task description on the HackYeah website.

ARE THERE ANY PRIZES?

The current pool of prizes is at 100 000 PLN for the open categories. More tasks and prizes will be announced in the upcoming days!

WE HAVE FINISHED, WHAT NOW?

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

Finished early?

  • If you feel like your task might win, start thinking about your pitch (the short presentation in which you’ll briefly tell the judges about your project).
  • Start another task! There is no limit on how many you can fulfill!
  • 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.

In the Main Tasks, it is you who keep all the rights to the projects.

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.

The Main Tasks need to be uploaded to the HackerEarth platform. Here you can find a dedicated FAQ for HackerEarth

Partners Tasks may have different regulations, check the rules in the task section on the website.

CAN I TAKE PART IN MORE THAN ONE TASK?

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

Just make sure that if your tasks require uploading to HackerEarth and you upload more than one you need to use a different email address for each of them.

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 HackerEarth 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?

You’ll be notified through our channels once the jury board chooses the finalists.

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 register online and join us even in the middle of the night!

NIE MÓWIĘ PO ANGIELSKU, CZY MOGĘ WZIĄĆ UDZIAŁ?

Jasne! Organizatorzy wydarzenia i uczestnicy będą mówić po polsku więc nie musisz się martwić.

Pamiętaj tylko że prezentacja Twojego projektu musi być wygłoszona po angielsku więc upewnij się, że chociaż jeden członek Twojego zespołu mówi po angielsku!

HACKEREARTH — Platform TO UPLOAD THE TASKS

I NEED HELP WITH HACKEREARTH!!!

We knew it would come to this… So here it is.

A brief guide on how to survive HackerEarth 😉

HOW TO REGISTER?

If it’s your first time on HackerEarth:

  • Register to the platform
  • Register to our hackathon — HackYeah ONLINE
  • Create a team and invite your mates!

If you have already used HackerEarth:

  • Register to our hackathon — HackYeah ONLINE
  • Create a team and invite your mates!

If you got an invitation to join a team:

  • HackerEarth will automatically create your account for HackYeah. Just follow their lead!

I CAN'T CREATE A TEAM!

This may be because once you are a member of a team you cannot create a new one.

But there is an easy solution! Simply set up a new account with a new email address, and we promise it will work!

I CAN'T JOIN ANOTHER TEAM! / ANOTHER TASK!

The reason for this might be the fact that you are a member of a different team. Simply set up a new account with a new email address and use it to join another team/task!

TEAM

CAN I CHANGE THE NAME OF OUR TEAM?

Yes! As long as you didn’t upload your task solution, you can edit the team name. Click the view team button to edit the name.

CAN I CHANGE THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM?

Yes! As long as you didn’t upload your task solution, you can add/remove team members. Click the view team button to edit your crew.

CAN I ADD NEW MEMBERS TO THE TEAM?

Yes! As long as you didn’t upload your task solution, you can add/remove team members. Click the view team button to edit your crew.

CAN I REMOVE SOMEONE FROM MY TEAM?

Yes! As long as you didn’t upload your task solution, you can add/remove team members. Click the view team button to edit your crew.

CAN I BE IN MORE THAN ONE TEAM?

Yes but to do so you have to have a separate account for each team. Use two different email addresses while registering and tell your new teammates to invite you to the second team with the new one. 

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 2 500 people will try to upload their solutions all at once… It might lead to an accidental DDOS attack.

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?

HackerEarth allows you to submit one project to only one category, so we believe the answer is no.

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.

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.

HOW LONG SHOULD BE THE VIDEO ABOUT THE PROJECT?

Don’t make it to 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, 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 have to have access to it.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE UPLOADED TO HACKEREARTH

Important! Only one team member can edit the project submission at the time. We strongly recommend all teams uploading to HackerEarth to follow the instructions.

Project title [MANDATORY]:

a. in English
b. no longer than 5 words

 

Team ID [MANDATORY]:

a. name of the team

Select a theme [MANDATORY]:

a. choose the task you want your project to be uploaded to
b. important! one project can be submitted to only one task if you’re working on different projects and will be uploading two different solutions, please register at HackerEarth using new email and then upload new project to new task

Project description [MANDATORY]: 

a. in English
b. no more than 500 words

 

Built with [MANDATORY]:

a. name the technologies or programming languages the team used

Upload snapshots [MANDATORY]:

a. no more than 15 snapshots
b. you can upload screenshots, prototype interface, etc 

 

Video link [OPTIONAL]:

a. either video of your project or team member explaining the project
b. no longer than 60 seconds
c. in English

 

Presentation [MANDATORY]:

a. in English
b. in PDF only
c. no more than 10 slides

 

Demo Link [MANDATORY]:

a. make sure to provide login information

 

Repository link [MANDATORY]:

a. everything in one repository (if your project has different modules please put them in separate folders)
b. available to view online

CHOOSING THE TASKS

CAN I DO MORE THAN ONE TASK?

Yes! You just need a separate account on the HackerEarth platform. But there is no limit on how many tasks you and your team can solve!

Simply sign up with a different email address (each of the team members has to do so) and create a new team with this account.

CAN MY TEAM DO MORE THAN ONE TASK?

Sure thing! You just need a separate account for each task you want to solve. 

Simply sign up with a different email address (each of the team members has to do so) and create a new team with this account.

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 to go to the Submission section and choose the task (it’s the first bracket on the submission form).

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!