Rules

 

Phase 1: Procedure to respond to the Call for Applications

Eligibility: The EUhackathon is open to all individuals who are at least 18 years old. Applicants under the age of 18 will be asked for parental authorisation evidence.

Deadline for Applications: You must submit your application using the online form before 15 September 2016 noon CET.

Participants: All eligible individuals can register to and participate in the EUhackathon, either as an individual participant or team up with other eligible participants. Team entries will require a designated team member taking up the formal role of ‘team captain’, acting as sole representative for all communication.

Result dissemination: Participants retain their copyright, but need to agree that their projects will be made available online for free to the community under a GPLv3 or Apache v2.0 license – as these licenses/versions have explicit patent releases built in. Participants also agree that their visualisations will be made available on the EUhackathon and copyrightevidence.org websites under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Submission:  Participants will be allowed to choose to develop a new application from scratch or to improve and expand on the capabilities of existing open-source code projects available. The participants would be able to register individually or in small teams (3 to 5 people). Participants will be selected on the basis of the right mixture of skills (from development to graphics design).

Deliverables: Participants are expected to build user-friendly multi-platform tools.

Phase 2: Assessment Criteria for selected developers

The projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Their user experience and appeal;
  • Their potential to respond to the needs identified;
  • Their potential to generate education & awareness among the target audience; and;
  • The respect for privacy aspects.

Jury

The EUhackathon projects are assessed every year by a jury composed of a mix of engineers, civil society representatives and policy-makers. The names of jury members will be published closer to the date of the event, and can be found here.