We have two big rules:

  1. No code is written before the event. You're free to ideate or even plan your project beforehand, but to be eligible for prizes, all code outside of open source libraries must be written at the event. You have to come with an idea that you have not worked on before. If you use any code written specifically for this idea in advance, or work on a new project that is somehow related to an already existing company, you are not eligible for judging.
  2. Act in accordance to the MLH Code of Conduct