FAQ

FAQ

further open questions? here you get the answer to the most frequent asked questions for participants to the hackathon…

 

When does the event take place?

The event takes place at Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018. Hackathon

 

Is there a registration deadline for the hackathon?

The registration was already closed on August 19, 2018. 

How do I get to the location?

The event takes place at Restaurant Kron on Kronplatz in South Tyrol, Italy.

When you take the train: The nearest train station is “Brunico Bruneck” (check this website on how you get to this train station). From there (“Brunico, Stazione”)  busses drive to “Reischach (Bruneck), Kronplatz” (see details here). From there, the adventure HackTheAlps begins: a cableway brings you to the top of the mountain 🙂

When you take your car: Type “Via Funivia 2/B 39031 Brunico” in your navigation system and your journey begins. You can directly park at the cableway station. From there, the adventure HackTheAlps begins: a cableway brings you to the top of the mountain 🙂

When you take the plane: The nearest airport is Innsbruck (AT) or Verona (IT). From there you can use the train or rent a car to get to the location.

In August we setup a Slack channel for the participants of the hackathon, so that you can organize car pooling.

Please consider: Every participant takes care of his arrival from home to the location – transport to location is not organized, not provided and not paid. Please be aware of that and organize in advance! Location of the hackathon

 

What should I do there?

you will create in teamwork a web, mobile or desktop application during a 36 hours non-stop hacking marathon. Exciting challenges are waiting for you.

 

What do I need to bring as a participant to the hackathon?

Besides the usual:

  • laptop, battery loader, any other device you may need for development
  • sleeping bag
  • clothes and toiletry bag

don’t forget to bring 🙂

  • software development/design skills and of course a lot of ideas, innovational and team spirit

 

What are the requirements to participate?

If you are at least 18 years old at the time of the event. Please wait before you book your transportation until you get the final confirmation. We want to make sure that everyone who attends is able to hack in a team, share knowledge and ideas. We don’t allow participants or guests with commercial interest in the event itself which are not either sponsors or participants of challenges.

 

How can I find my team members?

Teams are not build by HackTheAlps. You can form your team with your collegues or find your team members in advance by posting on our facebook-site or simply on the event.  A team should consist of 2 to 4 participants. If you already have a team, perfect! You don’t have a team? No problem, we will send out invitations to a Slack channel and a facebook group so you can find your mates.

 

Can I bring and pitch an already existing idea or project of my startup?

For participants to the hackathon:

The idea of the hackathon is to create new innovations. You, as a participant of the hackathon, are not allowed to use any idea you worked already on before. If you don’t have any idea, the workshops and other team mates will inspire you. Be aware, if you use code already written in advance or related to an already existing company, we might ask you to leave the event and exclude you from the challenges. Any team who has one or more ideas and builds a prototype during the hackathon can pitch it to the crowd. Sponsors and partners will also provide challenges and their APIs.

For sponsors and partners:

If you are a sponsor, depending on the sponsoring package you chose, you can propose your ideas to the hackers and create your own challenge using a specific topic and the usage of your API.

 

Is it allowed to use any API/ SDK for the main challenge?

You can use every API/ SDK publicly available. You are not allowed to use any internal SDK/ API with hidden features not publicly published.

 

Can company employees of platin sponsors participate to their own companies challenge?

You are not allowed as employee of a company which is platin sponsor to participate on their own companies challenge. It would be to much advantage compared to other participants. We hope for your understanding.

 

How should I organize the project work?

You can self-organize your project work during the hackathon. You can take a break or work non-stop as you want. Please bring your sleeping bag. We will provide a dormitory where you can sleep and relax. Of course we’ll provide showers for your personal hygiene.

 

Do I still own my code by participating to the challenges? What about the intellectual property and my data?

You as a team submit your code, a short project description, your pitch, and the names (or nicknames) of the teammembers only for the purpose of evaluation and awarding. You don’t transfer any rights of your work to us automatically.

 

How much does it cost?

You don’t need to pay any registration fee as a participant to the challenges. We provide free meals and drinks during the event. Furthermore you’ll get access to showers and a dormitory. Please be aware that we don’t provide transportation. You need to organize and pay your transport to the location by yourself.