To register for the MLOps for Good Hackathon (“Contest”), participants must be at least 18 years of age, be located where the Contest is allowed by law and must follow the entry requirements in the “How to Enter” Section below. Your participation in the Contest constitutes your agreement to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”). Void where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Iguazio Systems, Ltd. (“Iguazio”) its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their immediate family and household members, are not eligible to enter the Contest or to win any prizes, however they may provide informal advice to teams. In these Terms, Contest entrants are referred to as “you” or “participant”.
False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render participants ineligible.
Projects Rules: New projects only. No pre-existing projects will be accepted. Submissions must be original work of you and your team. Teams must include a link to their GitHub repository in the Description field of their DevPost submission. On GitHub, set the project topic to mlops-for-good-hackathon. All participants will be required to agree to the Iguazio Contributor License Agreement (CLA) available on GitHub, and submissions will be subject to the terms of such CLA. Do not participate in the Contest and do not make any submissions if you do not agree to the terms of the CLA. Team Size Maximum: Team sizes must be between 3-8 participants. If you have more people that want to be in your team, that’s great! Unfortunately, it’s probably best if you split into two projects. (you can still work side-by-side and help each other!)
Engineering help: Need help with a specific problem related to the hackathon? Join our Slack community and reach out to us in the #mlrun channel.
No purchase necessary. To enter the Contest, the participant must create and submit their project (on Github) where instructed by Iguazio on or before June 20, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). Iguazio may extend or reduce the Contest Period in its sole discretion.
The time period for submitting your project is during the Contest Period. Entries must be initiated during the Contest Period.
There will be 3 winning teams for the Contest, with a maximum of 8 individual hackers per team. An Iguazio-determined panel of judges will choose the winning participant(s). The vote of each judge will be at its sole discretion, with a view to determining the best technical and useful submissions. Factors that a judge may take into account the following criteria: creativity, usefulness, relevance to category, quality of written and video explanation and visual presentation, and thoroughness. However, a judge may take all or none of these criteria into account, and may choose to take additional criteria into account in its sole discretion. Judges may provide explanations for their votes, but they have no obligation to do so, and no explanation shall be used to undermine the voting choices of any judge. In the event of a tie, the Iguazio panel will re-judge the entries with the same methodology set forth above. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Iguazio will contact the potential winner via email with information on how to collect their prizes. The potential winner must respond within the time provided in such email or other contact, or Iguazio may select an alternate potential winner or void prize. Failure to follow the prize redemption procedures, disqualification, or failure or inability to accept the prizes may result in the selection of an alternate potential winner or void of prize.
The prizes for the winning entries are:
Grand prize: iPhone 12 for the entire team (up to 8)
2nd Place: Apple AirPods for the entire team (up to 8)
$150 Amazon gift cards for the entire team (up to 8)
The prize does not include:
-Taxes which may be incurred by the winner. Each individual is responsible for all taxes with respect to the prizes.
-All matters of immigration law, including to the extent necessary to receive a prize.
-Any other performance or benefit, which has not been clearly listed above
-Travel expenses and associated insurance, including to the extent necessary to receive a prize.
b) Contest prizes are awarded “as is” and are non- refundable. In the case that winners reside in a region where prizes are not available for delivery, Iguazio may replace the prizes with equivalent cash value.
c) Charities selected by Iguazio will receive a donation of $10USD for every individual participant in the MLOps for Good Hackathon.
By entering or accepting the prize and signing the affidavit and release, winner grants permission to Iguazio for the use of his or her name, photograph, biographical information, likeness and prize information, for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions without additional compensation, except to the extent expressly required by applicable law. Iguazio may condition the grant of any prizes on the participant physically signing a license and release in respect of the foregoing.
a) The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is sponsored by Iguazio Systems, Ltd. All decisions regarding the Contest, including but not limited to winner selection, will be made by Iguazio, whose decisions shall be final.
b) Participants agree not to disclose, or use any confidential or proprietary information, of an employer or third party in any entry.
c) The winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local taxes. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws apply.
d) Iguazio is not responsible for (i) lost, late, delayed, misdirected, stolen, unintelligible, or incomplete entries or electronic mail; (ii) electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (iii) errors in transmission; or (iv) any condition caused by events beyond Iguazio’s control which may affect the Contest. Iguazio makes no warranty, either express or implied, regarding this Contest, web site or any of its content, including, but not limited to, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Iguazio does not warrant that the content and delivery of this web site shall be free from errors, bugs, or viruses, uninterrupted, or repairable if damaged or impaired.
f) By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold Iguazio harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including, without limitation, property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
g) Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Iguazio reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
h) The Contest may be terminated at any time without prior notice; and no prizes will be awarded.
i) Iguazio’s rights, including the right to share submissions with third parties, are set forth in the CLA. .
j) Code submitted as part of the Hackathon is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.
k) Projects may use external data that can be useful for the competition. However, the data must be publicly available.
The names of the winners will be distributed and promoted by Iguazio, including through but not limited to, publications, social media accounts, conferences, and events. Announcements will be made via email. The names and logos identifying Iguazio’s products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of Iguazio, Inc. All other brands or products or names are trademarks, tradenames or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Contest, the Terms or any prize, including the formation, interpretation, breach or termination thereof, including whether the claims asserted are arbitrable, will be referred to and finally determined by arbitration in accordance with the JAMS International Arbitration Rules. The Tribunal will consist of one arbitrator. The seat of arbitration is New York State, United States of America. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings will be English. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or participant’s rights and obligations or Sponsor’s rights and obligations in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof. The parties shall maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding and the Award, including the Hearing, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy, a judicial challenge to an Award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision. All hearings may, to the extent requested by one of the parties, be held remotely through videoconferencing or similar technologies.
Iguazio reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, and these Official Rules. Iguazio, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. To the extent that the Contest requires the submission of user-generated content such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, or essays, you warrant that your submission is your original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. Your submission may NOT include Iguazio trademarks, logos, and designs in your submissions. You shall not incorporate any malaware or other software that collects or transfers data without user consent into your submission.
Your submission must not be discriminating, harassing, or disparaging, and it may NOT contain, as determined by Iguazio in our sole discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Iguazio. Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following: gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, Nationality, religion, political views, previous hackathon attendance, or lack of computing experience, or lack of chosen programming language, or tech stack. We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any time.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Hackathon organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the hackathon with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of hackathon staff immediately.
We expect participants to follow these rules at the Hackathon and any Hackathon-related social events.