How Does Remote Entry Work for TADHack-mini Orlando?

TADHack Global PrepThis weblog summarizes the remote entry process.

We’ve accepted remote entries to TADHack since its founding in 2014. Its not possible for many developers who are interested in TADHack to make it to a location, remote entry has helped over 1000 people take part in TADHack from the comfort of their own home. You’re as likely to be a winner in-person as remote.

Remote Entry Submission Procedure for TADHack-mini Orlando 2020.

We’re not strict on when you start to hack, it’s OK to start before the weekend, so by the TADHack weekend you’re more relaxed. The resources are available on the TADHack-mini Orlando website, just scroll down, https://tadhack.com/2020/mini-orlando/. All sponsors provide online support for their resources. Just let them know you’re hacking for TADHack Orlando.

The most important thing is the pitch video of your hack which must be submitted by 1PM ET (NYC time) on Sunday 29th March at the latest to info@tadhack.com. This is how the sponsors judge your hack. Its OK to submit your pitch video as soon as its ready, we’ve had remote entries submitted before the event has started, some arrive on Saturday, most on Sunday morning, and a few sneak in just before the deadline.

The pitch video format is:

  • 5 minutes maximum, this is a strict limit. (Please do not speed the video up to squeeze it into 5 mins)
  • Introduce you / the team (and team name if you have one)
  • Introduce the hack / showcase name and a brief description
  • List the sponsor’s resources used in the hack
  • Explain the hack, can be done through a simple presentation / demo / a little acting, whatever you / the team wants to do.
  • Please send your pitch video through when it is ready and by 1PM ET (NYC time) on Sunday 29th March at the latest to info@tadhack.com by wetransfer.com.

As a back-up please upload your video to YouTube AND please send an email to info@tadhack.com with the following info:

  • Wetransfer URL, YouTube URL
  • Github URL (or other repository) of your code – please do this on Sunday as many people mean to upload but get busy after Sunday with the rest of their lives
  • The team name and members (this can just be your name)
  • Hack / Showcase name and a brief description (3 or 4 lines)
  • List the sponsor’s resources used in the hack (which sponsors should judge your hack)
  • Attach any slides or photos used during the presentation.

Thank you and good luck. If you have any other questions please ask.

P.S. All hacks will be promoted on the TADHack YouTube channel, we want to write weblogs on all of them. TADHack is focused on promoting developers. If you have time and are able to draft a weblog about your entry in the coming weeks, that would be great.

A suggested weblog structure is:

  • Introduce the team and their backgrounds, as well as the company if the entry is from a company;
  • Describe the hack, a deeper dive into how you created the hack and its functionality, for example the libraries used and some of the problems you faced;
  • Share any code / links / demos that are available; and
  • Any other information you think relevant.

Here are some nice example weblogs from over the years:

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