The hackathon will begin on September 6th at 12:00PM Kyiv time and all projects must be submitted by September 9th at 9:00AM Kyiv time.
The final projects will then be judged and winners will be announced on the 9th at 6:00PM (18:00) Kyiv time.
- This Hackathon is open for all in the community, whether you are a developer, UI designer, tester, entrepreneur, or a responsible citizen interested in helping Ukrainians to ease their lives.
You are not eligible to participate in any form if:
- Your project/idea has commercial interest and/or it has been developed before the hackathon and not improved or changed during the duration of the Kyiv Tech Summit Hackathon event.
- You are a hackathon committee member
- Solo developers and teams of up to 7 are welcome!
- You can either invite your friends to form a team or you can request other teams to add you as a member.
- If you're looking for a good team to join, checkout the #-find-a-team channel in our Discord and meet the other hackers!
We are currently in the process of formalizing sponsorhips that will be funding prize pools for bounties. We will continue to update the community as sponsors finalize the criteria for their bounties.
The prize for any bounty may range from $5,000-$25,000.
Judging Criteria and Winner Selection
Eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges in 2 rounds. The first round will be based on pass/fail criteria determining if the idea meets a baseline level of viability, in that the project reasonably fits the theme and reasonably meets the requirements featured in the Hackathon. Round 2 will evaluate all submissions that pass Round 1 based on the following criteria, and according to the sole and absolute discretion of the judges:
Relevance & Impact
Does the solution work? Does it accurately follow the instructions and convert to code and actions? Does it bring value and usefulness to real-world users? How well does the product/solution align with the Hackathon challenge statements?
How easy is it to use the product/solution? Does it provide an intuitive and engaging experience?
If the solution deals with sensitive data, how secure is the program? How difficult would it be to exploit?
What is the difficulty level of the task? Does the team have thorough documentation of code, features, and usage?
How innovative and groundbreaking is the idea? Does it use a particularly clever technique or require many different components?
Code of ConductOur hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:
- gender identity and expression
- sexual orientation
- physical appearance
- body size
- political views
- previous hackathon attendance or lack of
- computing experience or lack of
- chosen programming language or tech stack
- talks, presentations, or demos
- any parties associated to the hackathon
- social media
- any other online media