TADHack Open Remote Entry Procedure

Ever since TADHack began in 2014 we’ve accepted remote entries.

Around mid-March we’ll run live online (and recorded) sessions on how to use the TADHack Open sponsors’ resources. Some include low-code / no-code tools, so you do not need to be a hardcore coder.

We’re not strict on when you start to hack, it’s OK to start before the TADHack weekend (23/24 Mar), hack when is convenient for you.

We do not set a problem to solve. We ask you to think about problems you see in your home, work and community. And think about how the sponsors’ technologies can be used to solve them.

If you’re physically attending the event at Valencia College, then this procedure is not for you.

For remote entries the most important thing is the pitch video of your hack. This is how the sponsors judge your hack. Its OK to submit your pitch video as soon as it’s 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 name and a brief description
  • 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, by noon ET (Eastern US / NYC) on Sunday at the very latest. For those in Europe, Africa, and Asia by 2PM local time really helps the judges have more time to review your hack.

Please send an email to this address with the following information:

  • Use the name of your hack in the filename, not ‘TADHack’ as they all end up with the same name.
  • Wetransfer URL or google drive link for your video file (so we can upload to the TADHack YouTube channel),
  • YouTube URL (this is a back-up in case we’re having internet problems or are overloaded)
  • The team name, the team member’s names, their emails, and if they have them Twitter / Linkedin handles.
  • Hack name and a brief description (3 or 4 lines).
  • Attach any slides or photos used during the presentation.
  • 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.

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

2 thoughts on “TADHack Open Remote Entry Procedure”

  1. Hi There,

    I am looking to take part in the TADHack as an individual user. Happy to be made part of another competing team as well. How do register for TADHack?

    Best Regards,

    1. Hi Richard, just go to tadhack.com and register to the hackathon, and sign up to TADS Slack. On TADS Slack you can ask about joining a team in #general. Likely later next week you’ll get a response as people focus on TADHack Open. Sometimes people look to join a team then end up competing as an individual once they are confident with the resources.

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