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What's output of product that we need to have?

Teams come up with mobile/web app for demonstration and submit code to Blockathon repository.

  • Bonus: Having user interface (on web)
  • Extra bonus: making user interface (on mobile)

What will we provide during Blockathon?

  • Technical environment
  • Technical material and library
  • Basic stationaries
  • Training, coaching and mentoring
  • Venue and basic catering services for Blockathon

What should I bring?

Essential items:

  • Laptop
  • Evidence of your event registration & photo ID (as proof of age)
  • Charger and/ or spare batteries

Recommended items:

  • Earphones/ headphones - if you like to listen to your own music
  • Notebook/ scratch paper & pen/ pencil - in case there aren't enough whiteboards
  • Your favourite snacks/ drinks - basic catering is provided

What are the team sizes?

You may compete on a team of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 participants. We may increase or decrease the team sizes at our sole discretion to ensure all participants can take part in the hackathon and to foster skill set diversity within the teams.

Am I eligible?

Participants must be between 18 and 40 years of age. Teams who have received 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize in any previous blockchain or technology competitions or Hackathons in Vietnam or elsewhere in the world are not eligible to partake in the event.

Do I have to be a developer (programmer) to participate?

No. There will be developers in the teams, however, we welcome business developers, business analysts among general blockchain enthusiasts as the more diverse the team composition, the better.

Do I have to sign up with my team already formed?

You can register either as a team or individually and we will be happy to help you find a great team to join.

Do I have to use any particular blockchain?

No, we do not limit to any blockchain and you are free to use any blockchain at your own discretion. However organizers might be able to provide more training and materials regarding the Ethereum blockchain.

Submission guideline

The submission must not contain material that constitutes copyright infringement or violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights. The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by

Organizer, which the entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her submission in Blockathon;The submission must not contain images, slogans, or artwork not created by entrant;

The submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous; The submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or that promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; and The submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws or regulations.

Additionally, entrants represent and warrant that their submissions:

Do not infringe any other person's or entity's rights; Are their own original creations; Do not contain crude, vulgar or offensive pictures, depictions, images, language and/or symbols; Do not contain gratuitous violence, gun or other imagery or gestures of weapons; Do not contain nudity; Do not contain explicit, graphic or sexual activity; Do not contain commercial products (e.g., clothing, toys, food) and/or their trademarks, brands or logos; Do not contain hard liquor, beer, wine or other alcohol use or product images; Do not contain license plates, phone numbers, personal addresses - physical or email or otherwise;

General Conditions:

Organizers reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Blockathon, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Blockathon, as determined at the organizer's sole discretion. If the Blockathon is terminated, organizers may, at their sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above.

What would we do if there is dispute at the event?

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of Blockathon's Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and organizer in connection with the contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

How about the intellectual property (IP) in my team's submission to the hackathon?

Unless a team agrees otherwise, the IP in a team's submission remains the intellectual property of that team. Teams may wish to agree that their submission is open source or creative commons licensed and is therefore not subject to the proprietary rights of the team members, either individually or collectively. A team's submission must not contain any content that violates any law or any third party's rights (including privacy and intellectual property rights) or contain, depict or refer to content which violates a common sense of decency. For teams interested in entrepreneurial ventures beyond the Blockathon involving solutions they created during it, we would encourage those teams to have a discussion about the ownership of any IP.

Are there any requirements for the winner?

The Blockathon winners will each be announced at the final Blockfest event. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to the second highest score submission, if any, at the organizers' sole discretion. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify the winner's agreement and consent that organizers and their designees may use the winner's name, city, state, likeness, submission and/or prize information in connection with the Blockathon for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Winners will be announced at the D-day and released on the organizers' social channels and website.

How are prizes allocated?

All prize details will be determined by us at our sole discretion. Where a prize is offered, we reserve the right to substitute a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value.

The winners will be selected by a judging panel of industry experts. Judges' decisions are final and not subject to appeal. The composition of the judging panel is subject to alteration at our discretion. A judge may elect to recuse him or herself from evaluating a submission, or we may require a judge to recuse him or herself from evaluating a submission, if, in the judge's or our discretion, it would not be appropriate for the judge to evaluate a submission because of a past or current relationship with a participant. Recusal decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Team presentation time limits may be shortened or lengthened depending on the number of teams. We will determine the running order of presentations.

To be eligible for a share in a prize, a winning team member must have participated in all hackathon activities, unless agreed otherwise by the team members and complied with these Event Rules, Code of Conduct and any other terms and conditions and any revisions thereof, governing participation. There are numerous free tools available to accommodate remote collaboration such as task planning tools like Trello, source code sharing and review tools like GitHub, GitLab or BitBucket, and remote team communication or screen sharing tools like Skype, Slack, Jitsi or Appear.in. In the spirit of inclusive hacking, you may wish to consider using some of these tools to accommodate requests for remote collaboration from team members. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions of use for such tools before proceeding. We assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to your property or that of others relating to or resulting from downloading materials or software in connection with the hackathon.

Winning teams are responsible for allocating prizes among team members. Cash prizes will be distributed evenly between team members, unless agreed otherwise by the team. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/ or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winners.

In the event members of a winning team are unable to reach agreement on the distribution of any prize within 48 hours of being notified of their winning status (which period may be extended at our sole discretion), we and/ or the judging panel will determine the distribution, which determination is final and not subject to appeal.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the Code of Conduct prior to the start of the hackathon. You and/ or your entire team may be disqualified and asked to leave the premises for any of the following actions, with or without warning, at our sole discretion:

(a) non-compliance with these Event Rules, Code of Conduct or any other agreement entered into in connection with the hackathon; or (b) violating the spirit of the hackathon or acting inappropriately in any way. All disqualification decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

We reserve the right to modify, cancel or suspend the hackathon or any element of it, with or without notice in any manner and for any reason, and we are not responsible for any loss or inconvenience which may result.