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DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV Rules

Contest Announcement

DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV Contest

Sponsored by Dev Community Inc.("Sponsor")

NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

We urge you to carefully read the terms and conditions of this Contest Announcement Page and the DEV Community Inc. General Contest Official Rules located here ("Official Rules"), incorporated herein by reference. The following contest specific details on this Contest Announcement Page, together with the Official Rules , govern your participation in the named contest defined below (the "Contest").

Sponsor does not claim ownership rights in your Entry. The Official Rules describe the rights you give to Sponsor by submitting an Entry to participate in the named Contest. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Contest Announcement Page and the Official Rules, the Official Rules will govern and control.


Contest Name: DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV Contest

Entry Period: The Contest begins on December 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT and ends on January 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM PT (the "Entry Period")

How to Enter: All entries must be submitted no later than the end of the Entry Period. You may enter the Contest during the Entry Period as follows:

  1. Visit the Contest webpage part of the DEV Community Site located here (the "Contest Page"); and
  2. Follow any instructions on the Contest Page and submit your completed entry (each an "Entry").

There is no limit on the number of Entries you may submit during the Entry Period, but an Entrant (whether an individual, team or entity) may only win once in a particular Contest.

Required Elements for Entries: Without limiting any terms of the Official Rules, each Entry must include, at a minimum, the following elements:

  1. A published submission post on DEV in the #dohackathon tag (we encourage you to use this template )

  2. Within the submission post, a selection of one of the four (4) hackathon submission categories (listed below), a link to the app built on DigitalOcean’s App Platform, screenshots of the app, a description of the app’s functionality, a link to the source code, an open source license selection and a written reflection on the participant’s experience.

Judging Criteria: All qualified entries will be judged by a panel as selected by Sponsor as set forth in the Official Rules.

Judges will award one (1) Grand Prize winners in each of the following four (4) categories:

  • Personal Site/Portfolio A personal site that shows off the participant’s work history/past projects or the like.
  • Program for the People: A public-service related application (ex: mental health app, COVID-19 tracking tool, self-care service, etc.)
  • Built for Business: A project that could be used in a professional setting or one that could earn money for businesses/the participant’s job
  • Random Roulette: Anything that doesn’t fit in an above category (note: truly wacky submissions are encouraged)

Judges will also select a total of ten (10) Runner Up Prize winners without respect to any particular category.

In the event of a tie in scoring between judges, the judges will select the entry that received the highest number of positive reactions on their DEV post to determine the winner.

Prize(s):

The prizes to be awarded from the Contest are as follows:

Four (4) Grand Prize winners will receive:

  • $2,000 USD gift card or equivalent
  • $300 USD credit to the DEV Shop
  • DigitalOcean Swag Pack
  • DEV Sticker Pack
  • DEV “DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV” grand prize profile badge
  • A Zoom meet-and-greet with DigitalOcean’s CEO, Yancey Spruill
  • (approximate retail value ("ARV") $2,312 USD

Ten (10) Runner-Up winners will receive:

  • $200 USD gift card or equivalent
  • $150 USD credit to the DEV Shop
  • DigitalOcean Swag Pack
  • DEV Sticker Pack
  • DEV "DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV" runner-up badge
  • (approximate retail value ("ARV") $362 USD

Participant winners (who submit a valid and qualified entry) will receive:

  • DEV Sticker Pack
  • DEV "DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV" participant badge
  • (approximate retail value ("ARV") $12 USD