•   5 months ago

Is the Code Repo access mandatory? That's going to exclude many of us.

The rules for this contest says:

"Access to your Code Repository, for the judges to evaluate the technical implementation. Make it public for the duration of the judging period (1 - 15.11)"

Many of us can't or won't do that and it's quite a big ask for any experienced developer since we have many years of work we want to protect. If you're OK with potentially excluding some great apps from this conest from developers that can't share their code, then just ignore this message. But I like your offering and I'm hoping you will remove that requirement from the rules.

Note: the usual response we get from contest holders that won't remove that requirement is "but we're the only people that will see it". That's the same as a "no". It's not about who sees it. It's about anybody else but the developer seeing it.

  • 3 comments

  • Manager   •   5 months ago

    Hi Robert,

    I understand your concern, and appreciate you took the time to ask the question rather than just dismissing the hackathon.

    I want to assure you that your code is yours only and we will not use it for anything than the judging process. We chose this approach in order to give everyone a fair chance and really award all aspects of the implementation, technical depth/complexity being one of them. Also to avoid fraud attempts, that again goes back to the fairness of the judging process.

    So, to answer the question, the code repo is mandatory. But I hope you understand the rationale behind this requirement and it won't stop you from participating in the hackathon.

    Have a great one!
    Mada

  •   •   5 months ago

    Hello Madalina,

    Thank you for your prompt reply but I'm out. I'm in talks with investors and there isn't an investor around who would accept that I shared the code with another party, for any reason. You can confirm this with your investors.

    Good luck with the contest.
    Robert.

  • Manager   •   5 months ago

    Thank you Robert, good luck with your project too! (and fingers crossed for your investment)

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