As part of Caltech policy, Hacktech has a strict zero tolerance policy for alcohol, drugs, or harassment; if you have any concerns, please report them to the organizers. We abide by the MLH Code of Conduct, which you can view here. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organisers.


  • All members of your team must be accepted and registered as Hacktech 2021 participants.
  • Teams may have up to 4 members in total.


  • All code for your project must be written between 9:00 PM EST on Friday, April 16, 2021, and 10:30 AM EST on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Plagiarism is not tolerated and any teams with plagiarized work will be disqualified. However, you may use any publically available libraries/packages/APIs.
  • You may not submit a project that was started before the hackathon.
  • Please code with integrity! Final interpretation of these rules (including all rules on this page) is at the sole discretion of the Organizers, and potential violations will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. 


  • Submissions must include all design assets and source code created at Hacktech (e.g. via a link to your GitHub repository).


  • During demo time, hackers have the option of pitching live or playing a pre-recorded video
  • Your judging pitch should be focused on a live demo of the project, not a slideshow, product pitch, etc.

(Thanks to HackTheNorth 2020 for rules inspiration)