Apps will be judged based on technical accomplishment, cleverness, originality, and of course, the value of the application. Bonus points for coming up with something completely unique.
In order to be eligible for prizes, all code for hacks must be written during the event. Public and Common SDK's and Libraries are allowed of course.
Emirates is running the Emirates Travel Hackathon contest ("the Contest") to bring together the brightest minds in web design, computer science, and more for a weekend of travel-centric hackathon fun. The Contest will take place on March 25-26, 2017 at RobotXSpace, 4500 Great America Parkway, Third Floor, Santa Clara, CA 95054, United States of America. For the purpose of this Contest, each qualifying entry that you submit during the Contest will be called a "Travel Hack Entry." All eligible Travel Hack Entries received will be judged by the criteria described below to determine the winner. Chance plays no part in the determination of the winner.
To register for the Contest, go to Registration and complete the entry form to obtain your ticket. Please note that tickets are first come, first serve, and neither Emirates nor the Sponsors shall have any responsibility or liability for any persons who are unable to obtain tickets for the Contest. Please note that Travel Hack Entries may be used by Emirates for any purpose.
Entrants must be legal residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older to enter this Contest. Employees of Emirates, Sponsors, their agents and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families or persons residing in their households, are not eligible to participate.
Emirates will have the right at its sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. Emirates may disqualify, at Emirates sole discretion, Travel Hack Entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation, (b) are substantially or materially similar to another Travel Hack Entry already submitted in this Contest or any previous Emirates Hackathon contest, or (c) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that Emirates or Sponsors otherwise finds objectionable or inconsistent with Emirates' or Sponsors' brand image or goodwill.
Emirates can accept only those Travel Hack Entries that are completed and submitted as described above and that conform to any technical requirements specified as part of the entry process. Travel Hack Entries that do not comply with the provisions of these Official Contest Rules will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.
Winner Selection/Judging Criteria
The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges ("Judges") selected by the organizers.
By submitting any Travel Hack Entry, entrants release Emirates, Sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.
A list of Contest prizes can be found here: http://www.emirateshackathon.com/#prizes. The prizes are non- transferable by the winner. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.
Protection of Intellectual Property
By submitting a Travel Hack Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant the following: (a) you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content and to grant Emirates all of the rights granted herein; (b) you will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Emirates, Sponsors, or any third party; (c) you will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to Emirates or Sponsors' brand image or goodwill; (d) you will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; (e) Emirates will not be obligated to pay any compensation to, or permit any participation by, any third party in connection with the use, reproduction, modification, publication, display or other exploitation of any of the content that you submit; and (f) the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.
By posting or submitting a Travel Hack Entry to the Contest (regardless of the form or medium of such content), you hereby grant Emirates, , its respective affiliates, and its affiliates' agents and third party contractors, without additional consideration, a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, non- exclusive right and license, with the right to sublicense, to discuss, publicize, market and otherwise display content derived from or relating to the Travel Hack Entry ("Marketing Content"), and to distribute and use such Marketing Content for any purpose whatsoever (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work). You understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your Travel Hack Entry, other than what is described in these Official Contest Rules. Furthermore and in addition to the preceding you assign, where possible, all rights with full title in the Marketing Content to Emirates upon creation of such material, and you shall use all reasonable endeavours to procure that any necessary third party shall, promptly execute and deliver such documents and perform such acts as may reasonably be required for the purpose of giving full effect to the Official Contest Rules.
By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules. The Official Contest Rules will be posted at www.emirateshackathon.com. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Emirates reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time. You further agree to be bound by the decisions of Emirates and the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. Emirates reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Travel Hack Entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site; violates the Official Contest Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
Use of Information
Emirates Airlines' Privacy Statement (http://www.emirates.com/english/sitetools/terms_and_conditions ) will apply to this Contest and to all information that Emirates Airlines receives from your Travel Hack Entry. Please read the Privacy Statement before accepting the Official Contest Rules and submitting your entry. Please note that by accepting the Official Contest Rules you are also accepting the terms of the Privacy Statement.
You consent to and authorize the use and reproduction by Emirates Airlines of any and all photography and/or videography that has been taken of you during the event, without compensation. All digital image and/or video files are wholly owned by Emirates Airlines, who reserve the right to use these images and/or video for publication.
Limitation of Liability and Release
YOU AGREE THAT Emirates, SPONSORS AND EACH OF THEIR SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES AND ALL THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST AND, YOU SHALL HOLD THEM HARMLESS FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND THAT YOU OR OTHERS MAY INCUR AS A CONSEQUENCE OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR YOUR ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU EXPLICITLY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS Emirates, SPONSOR AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, ONE AND ALL (COLLECTIVELY, "RELEASED PARTIES"), FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DAMAGES, ACTUAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS WHATSOEVER IN LAW OR EQUITY, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND/OR EXPERTS FEES AND COSTS, WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR MAY ACQUIRE, BY REASON OF ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR ANY REASON, OCCURRING DURING OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE AND USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRIZE OR THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF SUCH PRIZE. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY SORT, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
If any provision of these Official Contest Rules are held to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these terms and conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Emirates reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Contest Rules. These Official Contest Rules set forth the entire agreement, and supersede any and all prior agreements of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No change, modification or waiver to these Official Contest Rules will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against which enforcement is sought.
If you have any questions about these Official Contest Rules, please send questions/requests via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.