Future of Forestry Hackathon Rules


These rules are subject to change. The final rules will be given out on the day of the event.

All design elements, code, hardware builds, etc. for your project must be created during the event. Third party tools and frameworks are allowed as well as your normal tooling. Coding in advance is not permitted but you strategize and coordinate with your team leading up to the event. Written documents and design sketches are allowed. You may also incorporate pre-existing material that is freely available to the public into your project, such as public domain images, Creative Commons music, open-source libraries, existing APIs and platforms, and the like.

Projects must involve writing significant software, though hardware may be incorporated. Note: projects that incorporate peripheral hardware but must be available and in view during the final presentation.

Teams can work on an idea that they have worked on before (as long as they do not re-use code).

Teams must stop hacking once the time is up. However, teams are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after time is up. e.g. If during demoing your hack you find a bug that breaks your application and the fix is only a few lines of code, it's okay to fix that. Making large changes or adding new features is not allowed.

Teams must be comprised of 1-5 people.

Teams will be given 10-minutes to present their finished project to a panel of judges at the end of the submission period.

One member must be designated on each team to present their project.

Any intellectual property developed during the hackathon will belong to the team that developed it. Do North Coworking and its partners retain the right to promote the work produced during the hackathon, including the right display winners names, share any media produced during the submission period and openly discuss the projects content.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Participants must be residents and located in the United States or Canada.

Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers' discretion. Reasons might include but are not limited to breaking the Competition Rules, breaking the Code of Conduct, or other unsporting behaviour.




Code Of Conduct



Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or political views, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, photography or audio/video recording against reasonable consent, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Photography is encouraged, but other participants must be given a reasonable chance to opt out from being photographed. If they object to the taking of their photograph, comply with their request. It is inappropriate to take photographs in contexts where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy (in bathrooms or where participants are sleeping). Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. As this is a hackathon, we like to explicitly note that the hacks created at our hackathon are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy. Sponsors and partners are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Sponsor representatives (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately. Hackathon staff will be happy to help participants contact any local security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the hackathon. We value your attendance. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the hackathon organisers may take any action they deem appropriate. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the hackathon with no refund (if applicable), or reporting their behaviour to local law enforcement. We expect participants to follow these rules at hackathon and workshop venues and hackathon-related social events.