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DREAMHACKATHON FAQ

Here we will add frequently asked questions, check back for more as we continuously add content.

WHY WOULD YOU CALL THIS HACK ‘INCLUDING’?
DreamHack has zero tolerance regarding; demeaning language, threats, hate crimes as well as statements that threatens or expresses contempt of ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation and gender identity. If you break these rules, you may be banned from the event entirely or partially during an indefinite time period. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, don’t hesitate to contact the staff at the venue!

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO THERE
You will team up to create a web, mobile, or desktop application during a 24 hours non-stop hacking marathon or sometimes game jam.

WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE EVENT TAKE PLACE
The event takes place at the Globe Arenas, Stockholm from Friday, September 26 to Saturday, September 27, 2014. A detailed schedule will be released soon.

HOW TO SIGN UP
Hit the APPLY link in the menu!

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST
The event is completely free! We will provide food, drinks and all the service you could dream of! Since most people will not sleep during this time we will not provide accommodation however we do have some sweet special deals announced soon, @DreamHackathon is your source for the latest news! Don’t forget, the prize pool is over 100k SEK.

WHAT’S THE TEAM SIZE
At most 5 people, and we do allow one-man-armies however due to the time limit it is recommended to team up!

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE AN IDEA OR A TEAM
We will have an array of inspiring people at the event that surely will be able to share fantastic ideas, you don’t need to have an idea beforehand! Hey, take it easy, if you don’t have a team thats fine. We will have great team building events happening so that you may find the people and ideas to have a great time. If you’re open with what you want to do you won’t have any problems!

WHAT IF I HAVE A TEAM ALREADY AND WE WANT TO APPLY AS A TEAM?
We do not accept team applications, teams are formed during the event through a series of team forming activities. This is done to ensure that everyone will have an equally great experience! We want to really inspire creativity and we are sure that you will find many new friends at the event so each person will have to hand in a personal application. That does not mean that we are destroying great ideas! One of the reasons there are a “Why should we chose you?” section in the form is to allow us to take into consideration that you might already have a star team, however each application is personal.

HOW DOES THE TEAM JOINING PROCESS WORK?
When you’ve created your account over at community page you:

  • 1. Start a submission on our community page
  • 2. Look for team members at our community page
  • 3. Each participant have the option to absolutely freely choose which team to join, the team forming activity on-site will make sure everyone get a team if they want it.

HOW DO I GET THERE?
A more detailed answer will be provided closer to the event but in general:
Take the metro towards the station Globen (green metro line). Go towards the South entrance of the Ericsson Globe and follow the signs toward DreamHackathon.

SHOULD I WORK NON-STOP?
The venue will definitely tempt you to take a break and refresh your mind. We will have bartenders and service staff to really enable you to take a break. Work as much as you’d like and feel comfortable with.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?
We refer to the rules regarding the use of others code or intellectual property. We will not own the things you create, so no transferring of any rights there. We do however want to be able to share it as work done at the event, for different purposes such as exposure.

CAN I PARTICIPATE AS GUEST?
As general rule no. To be able to enter the venue please apply through the application process. We do however take into consideration different aspects so the easiest thing is to send an email to hackathon@dreamhack.se if you really want to participate.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
Yes, you have to be at least 18 years old at the time of the event.

WHAT IF I CAN’T PROGRAM?
No problem! Really! The competition will require skills like good presentation skills and everything else associated with development of an application (like graphics and illustration). Programming skills will however increase your chances to participate!

HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
To make sure that the experience will be equally beneficial and cool for everyone we want to make sure that everyone who attends is eager to hack, therefore we will review your application and get back as quick as possible. You need to be accepted by us before you’ll be guaranteed a spot!

CAN I BRING WORK I’VE ALREADY STARTED ON?
We have decided to revise this part of the FAQ and also the rules section due to the many questions that have arisen. We have dedicated a post here. Are you still confused, don’t hesitate to contact the staff!

WHAT TO BRING?
The main thing to take is your computer, and we recommend a Windows-based pc with USB 3.0 and the charger. If you don’t have the specs, don’t worry it will only be of convenience rather than mandatory. Maybe you’d like some clothes to change? We will provide free food and anything else you might need during the event. We will inform you about anything additional you need to bring closer to the event.

WHAT IF WE HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE EVENT, WANT TO TALK ABOUT BEING THERE OR SOMETHING ELSE?
We are here for you! Everything will be answered if you contact: hackathon@dreamhack.se

DREAMHACKATHON COMMUNITY PAGE

We are introducing our community page! Find out more about the competition and find out about the participants of the hackathon.
DreamHackathon Community Page

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QUESTIONS?

FAQ
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Schedule
hackathon@dreamhack.se
@DreamHackathon

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