1. Each team can have a maximum of 5 members.

  2. Teams should be made up exclusively of students who are not organizers, judges, sponsors, or in any other privileged position at the event.

    1. Provided that they are also students and don’t fall under the aforementioned privileged categories, mentors are permitted to be a part of a team as well

  3. All work on a project should be done at the hackathon.

    1. Pre-existing work may be used provided that it is open source

    2. If a team chooses to add new features to an existing project, this will be permitted. However, teams must explicitly state which features were developed during the hackathon, and judges will only consider new functionality or features added during the hackathon in determining the winners.

  4. Teams must stop hacking once the time is up, at 10am (PDT), Sunday, April 17th.

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

  6. Participant Terminology 

    1. Walk-on hackers: Hackers who were not originally accepted for the in-person or virtual components of the hackathon.

    2. Accepted hackers: Hackers who applied for the original LA Hacks Event in January/February and were accepted on March 11th based on their application.

  7. Teams can cross-submit their project to LA Hacks, provided that it was only worked on during the LA Hacks hacking time period.
  8. Virtual-only teams are permitted.