Spring 2023 Hackathon Rules

  • 13 February 2023
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Spring 2023 Hackathon Rules
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Hackathon Spirit

Hackathons are like marathons: Some come to compete, and others come to learn, challenge themselves, and have fun. Whatever brings you here, make sure you’re upholding the spirit of the hackathon by collaborating with your teams, helping beginners, and having fun!


The Rules of the Hackathon

  1. You must treat all team members, competitors, judges, mentors, etc, with respect and courtesy, abiding by the Threat Modeling Connect Community Guidelines.

  2. Failure to respond to the registration confirmation email by Feb 22, 2023 means that you will not be assigned to a team and must therefore be removed from the competition.

  3. All hackathon participants must be members of the Threat Modeling Connect community, and must not be part of the organizing, judging, mento,r or any other team responsible for the event.

  4. All hackathon participants should attend at least 80% of the meetings scheduled by their team lead and actively contribute to completing the assignment. Individuals failing to do so will lead to their own disqualification from the competition.

  5. Teams can gain advice and support from organizers, mentors, and others.

  6. All work should be done and submitted within the submission period (March 1-19, 2023)

  7. Teams can use an idea they had before the event.

  8. Teams can use libraries, frameworks, and open-source code in their projects. Mitigations may include or reference open source and commercial services. 

  9. The threat model may not be produced wholly or in part by a tool or service. It is expected that each model will be entirely the work of each team. Teams are not precluded from consulting compendiums of threats, weaknesses, attack methods, and defenses in order to build their models.

  10. Working on the assignment before the event or open-sourcing outside of your team is against the spirit of the rules and is not allowed.

  11. Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers’ discretion. Reasons might include but are not limited to breaking the Competition Rules, behaving in a way that violates the Threat Modeling Connect community guidelines, or other unsporting behavior.

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