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Re: [sdcto] Feedback on developer competition format?

From: Chris C.
Sent on: Thursday, February 2, 2012 7:23 AM
Looks great but what's the prize for winning?


On Feb 2, 2012, at 6:46 AM, Etienne de Bruin <[address removed]> wrote:

Hi guys,

MonkDev is helping with a technology conference in June and we're working on a 2 day developer competition.  I was wondering if any you had some feedback for me on this format.  If you could give it a quick read and let me know if anything stands out to you I would greatly appreciate it:

The Digital Ministry Hack-a-thon is a two day team competition designed to deepen your faith and give you an opportunity to use your skills for the kingdom of God.  In a 48 hour period, you will be challenged to develop and launch a mobile, web, or desktop application that centers around the theme "THE DISRUPTIVE NATURE OF DIGITAL".  This application will need to be developed, tested, and launched in a Beta version by the end of the competition!  

Do you think you have what it takes?  Are you ready to put your skills to the test?

The Rules

Before the competition
You are allowed to build teams, brain storm, draft wire frames, discuss strategies, and hang out as a team.
You are NOT allowed to write any code for the application.
You are NOT allowed to create any design for the application.
You are not allowed to create third party library that will do the work of your application.  Again, see rule #2!

The Team
A team must consist of 2-4 individuals.  You should have at least 1 designer on board.
You can register your own team, or we can help find you a team to join.
You must work together for the full 48 hours.  Please do not abandon your team members!
A team should have a:
shared Twitter account - keep the public up to date on the progress of their application.
shared Github public repository - to keep the final application.

The Application
Must be developed, tested, and launched in a Beta version by the end of the competition.
Must be able to demonstrate the application to the judges in some format (i.e.. a website, screencast, etc.).
The code created during the hack-a-thon, must be licensed under Creative Commons - Share Alike and uploaded to a Github public repository.
Must center around the Digital Ministry Hack-a-thon theme.
Third party libraries are allowed, but must be publicly available.
May be written in any programming language that the team agrees on.
May be a web, mobile, desktop, or other application.

During the Competition
You are free to work on the code anytime during the competition.
You must commit your code on a regular basis, so we can see progress of your work.
You should tweet on your team's Twitter account to keep the public up to date on your teams progress.
Feel free to enjoy the rest of the conference during your breaks.

After the Competition
The code created during the hack-a-thon, must be licensed under Creative Commons - Share Alike and uploaded to a Github public repository.
Only code that has been completed, and can be demonstrated to judges will be accepted into the competition.
All code must be accessible by the public.

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