Q. Do I need to attend SXSW or the hackathon? A. No, we are launching this at SXSW, but it is a virtual hackathon.

Q. What kind of results should I share? A. Form teams, explore possibilities, and submit your “big idea” on or before April 7th to our panel of judges through our hackathon platform. The judges will screen the ideas based on factors like innovation, creativity, speed, social impact, and feasibility .

Q. What are the prizes for the Hackathon? See prize page

Q. Where do I have to come for the Hackathon? A. We are launching this at SXSW and will be searching for kids/teens in central Texas, but the Hackathon is an online event on the HackerEarth platform and hence you can participate in the event from the comfort of your home or office or any other place that has a good internet connection.

Q. Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon? A. No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for any Hackathon on HackerEarth.

Q. Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon? A. No, anyone is welcome to participate in the Hackathon from engineering backgrounds to law enforcement.

Q. How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon? A. Create a HackerEarth account to save your work and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code if you have it.

Q. Do we need to have the entire idea fully working? A. The entire idea need not be fully implemented however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

Q. How is the environment? Will your environment support any language? Will you provide any IDE and DB for us to work on ideas? A. You have to develop everything on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code, if you have any. Links to github are also accepted.

Q. Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the Hackathon? A. No, one does not need to be logged in on HackerEarth or be online for the entire duration. You can develop the application on your local system based on the four given themes and then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.

Q. Since there is no specific technology mentioned, are there any restrictions on using number of prebuilt libraries? A. There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create the web/mobile application.

Q. Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? A. If you want you can submit a small presentation or video that demos your submission, however it’s not mandatory, and only good to have. You might be invited to demo your application or solution, but it would be absolutely optional.

Q. If I develop an application, would it need to have a solid backend for data storage like SQL, SharePoint etc. since its online, is it accepted to show only the proto type of it? A. Yes it’s absolutely fine to submit just the prototype. If you use any database like MySQL or PostgresSQL you can also submit a database dump along with your submission. However you are allowed to submit just the prototype.

Q. Do I have to participate alone or can it be a team? A. You can either choose to be an individual participant or participate in a team of up to

Q. If it is a team submission, does that mean both will have access to work at the same time? A. Yes, team members can login from their account and do application submission on HackerEarth

Q. Who will own the IP(Intellectual Property) Rights to the product if one is built for this hackathon? A. The developer/developers of the web/mobile application will have all rights and own the IP of the product. However, all code needs to be in public domain (open source) so that it can be evaluated by the judges.

Q. On what basis will my product be judged? A. Your product will be judged on the following criteria: *Impact of the solution *Usability of the solution *Novelty of the solution *Design and technical aspects of the solution

The decision of HackerEarth and the judges will remain final to all aspects of the SXSW Child Finder Hackathon on HackerEarth.

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