Girls In Tech Hack Rules

Please note: Failure to adhere to rules may result in disqualification. 

General Rules 

  • Teams should be made of 2 to 5 people. 

  • All team members must contribute to the group’s project.

    • Prizes are non-negotiable. 

  • Reusing code from other projects or hackathons is not allowed.  

  • Teams are not allowed to use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects, as long as such sources are properly given credit or are cited (e.g., a link, name, section title, etc). 

  • Teams must stop hacking once time is up at 4:00 PM PDT on Sunday, 5/27/21. 

  • Participants must submit their projects to Devpost by the specified deadline of 4:30 PM PDT on Sunday, 5/27/21. Plan accordingly. 



Teams can either be “prearranged” or “randomly” assigned. 

  • In the sign-up form participants have the option to fill out whether they “Have A Team” or “Don’t Have A Team” .

  • If participants filled out the “Don’t Have A Team” form, they will be sent an email with their assigned team by Friday, June 25, 2021 before 5 pm PST.

  • An email will be sent to all teams with their assigned team name (REMEMBER THIS FOR TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES).

  • During Team Building activities you will be in your hackathon team (this gives people the chance to better know their teammates).

  • To work on projects, all teams are responsible for creating video call sessions with their other team members.

  • Participants can only be part of one team, either “prearranged” or “randomly” assigned, but not both. 

    • If there is confusion with team assignments, contact the Girls In Tech Hack team at

    • If a participant works with two or more teams during the hackathon, they will be automatically disqualified from the event.