The Hasbr-a-thon's Competition rules below are the same around the world and allow everyone at every location an equal opportunity for success.
1. Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. Prior to this time you may work on your design, logo, wireframes, idea validation, digital mockups, you name it. But no coding can be done beforehand. This allows you to spend your time at Hasbro-a-thon doing what you love best — HACKING!
2. Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event. This will be to ensure everything was built at the hackathon.
3. It’s okay to Hack!
Feel free to use any tools, tricks, gems, shortcuts, or workarounds you’ve discovered over the years to help you build quicker. Use any frameworks, hosting service, etc. you please.
4. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
5. Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg or Furby.
Each hack will have a unique hackathon.io page and each team must list their project on hackathon.io by 1:00pm on Sunday.
7. Have fun
It’s a hackathon! Use whatever languages or hacks you have in your arsenal. Show us hardware. Show us new concepts. Show us anything you’d like.
August 17th and 18th - Hasbro HQ
Brace yourself for THE MOST AMAZING experience!! 24 hours of work with an "all inclusive" environment where you're going to be able to enjoy the advice of play experts and entrepreneurs to take your idea to the next level. Gourmet food, energy drinks, massages, Nerf blaster and lots of fun are guaranteed.
Saturday August 17th
08:00am : Doors Open to Sponsors / Sponsor Table Setup.
09:00am : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions.
10:30am : Sponsor Talks and Team Pitches.
12:30pm : Lunch is served / The Hackathon begins!
02:00pm : Sponsor Breakout Sessions.
07:00pm : Dinner is served.
Sunday August 18th
7:00am : Breakfast is served.
12:00pm : Lunch is served / I can’t think straight but this tastes awesome!.
01:00pm : Hackathon Ends / Submission due on hackathon.io.
02:00pm : Demos Begin / Shine bright.
05:00pm : Winners are announced / Prizathon!.
05:30pm : Drinkathon / You’ve survived… let’s celebrate!.
Judges and Mentors
Chief Development Officer, Hasbro
Head of Global Design and Development, Hasbro
SVP of Engineering and Technology, Hasbro
hacker, artist, editor
Sr. Director of Integrated Play, Hasbro
Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer, Brown University
CEO, The Tap Lab