Here are the rules in full.

Deadline for project submission is Sunday March 31, 12PM.

The NYC Maritime Hackathon (the "Hackathon") is administered by R1 Labs on behalf of SUNY Maritime NYMIC (“NYMIC”). R1 Labs and NYMIC are referred to collectively herein as the "Organizers". By registering for and participating in the Hackathon, you, the registrant confirm you have reviewed and agree to this Participant Agreement between you and the Organizers, and will abide by the instructions and decisions of the Organizers and the Hackathon staff.


  1. Purpose –  The Hackathon is an opportunity for you to innovate, ideate, and rapidly prototype a creative technological solution to one of the problem sets provided by the Hackathon.

  2. To participate, you must register for the Hackathon at at and have a ticket under your name.
  3. You’re required to provide your own computer(s) and any other hardware required to develop and submit your Submission. The Organizers will make reasonable efforts to provide access to software, APIs, databases, or other tools to assist you in developing your Team’s Submission.
  4. You will be provided with food and drink over the course of the Hackathon but are otherwise responsible for any and all costs or expenses you incur in participating in the Hackathon. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, it is your responsibility to inform the Hackathon staff.
  5. Fresh Code – We all start coding at the same time. The hackathon kicks off at 8PM March 29, 2019 after problem sets and data sets have been presented.
  6. Code Review – Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
  7. Team Size – No more than six people. You can only work on one Team over the course of the Hackathon, and you can't trade, swap, or re-assign Team members except with the permission of the Organizers.
  8. Data Sets – You will have access to proprietary data sets as a participant. You agree not to make copies of or share data sets outside of this hackathon.
  9. Intellectual Property Rights- Any submission to the hackathon remains the intellectual property of the individual or organizations that developed it. We encourage participants to open source their projects to both share their hacks with the greater community and promote innovation in this space.
  10. Your Submission- By participating in the hackathon and submitting a submission, you agree that your submission (and each individual component thereof) complies with all requirements provided in this agreement. Neither the organizers will bear any liability for any damages or losses arising from access or use of any submission by the organizers, or any third party. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD EACH OF THE ORGANIZERS HARMLESS IN THE EVENT YOUR SUBMISSION DOES NOT COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS.
  11. Your Submission must never have been previously published, exhibited publicly, or submitted in any hackathon, exhibition, or similar competition, contest, or event. All proprietary code used in your Submission must be developed during the Hackathon Period (though you may have worked on designs, wireframes, or mock-ups in advance). Your Submission must also meet the following technical requirements:
  • Your Submission must be submitted via by the submission due date.
  • Your Team must use a code repository (ie. Github) to share your Submission with the Organizers; and
  • Your Submission must meet any other technical requirements, guidelines or criteria provided on the Website or otherwise specified by the Organizers
  • Demos – You’ll have 2 minutes to demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea, and 1 minute for Q&A from judges.
  1. Prizes – Teams projects will be judged based on quality of project, business potential and applicability for a pilot program. Winners are responsible for any taxes associated with prizes,
  2. The Organizers may at any time in their sole discretion disqualify any Hackathon participant who does not meet the Hackathon's eligibility criteria, fails to comply with this Agreement or who attempts to disrupt the Hackathon in any manner.
  3. By participating in this Hackathon, you agree to the Code of Conduct.