Rules for participants
- Teams may consist of four to six people. The additional degree of difficulty for a smaller team will be considered in the final evaluation.
- Project planning can start during the Hack QC preparation event organized by the partner cities 4 to 6 weeks prior to the event. Ideas and prototypes can be discussed, but the code can only be written during the main event (from 7pm on Friday to noon Sunday).
- The application must be at least a working prototype in order to qualify for a prize.
- The application must use at least one open dataset form the Québec open data portal (donnéesquebec.ca), in the ORGANISATIONS section.
- Additional points are awarded to applications that use more than one data set from the portal.
- Representatives of an organisation offering a prize may designate a person on site to judge on their behalf.
- The selection of winners will be based on a set of criteria provided by the organizers judges and provided to participants at the opening 5 à 7 event.
- The evaluation criteria are as follows:
• Innovation and originality
• User experience ( Visual, design , usability , accessibility)
• Usefulness for the community
• Idea sharing and collaboration
• Mixed transportation modes
• Active transportation
- Winners must make their application available publicly (hosting can be provided by our organisation).
- The winning team will be subject to a code review to ensure that the program has been fully developed during the event.
- The use of Scaffolding and or Frameworks to accelerate the development is permitted. Teams are required to indicate the external libraries and versions used in their project. Only the publicly available libraries can be used as a code base to start a project (libraries on Github, Bitbucket, etc.).
- The organization reserves the right to expel a participant at any time if his or her behavior is deemed inappropriate.
- Participants must be on site during the scheduled hours of the HackQC, except for the “Hack All Night!” from 10pm on Friday to 8am on Saturday, and from 10pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday.
Knowing that a jury consists of human beings having varied opinions, tastes and experiences, the participants will gracefully accept the results of the preliminary selection and the choice of winners for the event. We have great trust in the juries, we selected and shall accept no complaint on the final results of the event.
Rules for visitors
- Visitors are accepted free of charge at the event
- A visitor can not relay team members or participate in any way in the work carried out by a team on the project.
- At any time, the organizing committee reserves the right to expel a visitor if it judges that he/she disturbs a team involved in the competition.