Rules: (may be changed at any time, so please check back before the topic announcement)
- 1. All code for the hackathon must be written after the topic has been announced. Libraries that already exist may be used, but must be supplementary/must not be the majority of the code. Any other code that has been publicly released may not be used in the hackathon.
2. Absolutely NO closed-source entries will be allowed. All libraries used must also be included in your entry.
3. If entries are dedicated to work with/for other third-party programs, such as a game, they must not break the TOS, EULA, copyright, or other legal documentation.
4. No third-party programs may be used to assist with the code, unless otherwise stated by the topic. DLL's may be used, but the source must also be included or it must be from a reputable source (linked). DLL's already integrated with Windows do not need to be sourced or linked. Other assets, such as images, are also permitted.
5. All entries are subject to disqualification at the discretion of the judge[s] for any reason.
Yes, there will be prizes! The top 3 winners will get Steam/UPlay game keys of incremental value. Keys will be chosen at random. These are keys I have personally stocked up on, with no pattern to genre or quality.
Simple! Post your finished code in this thread (if it has multiple files, feel free to use a zip/7z/rar) and you will be entered into the hackathon. Be sure to mark your post with the word "entry," such as "This is my entry!" Only one entry per person! If you have updates to the code, you may edit your post at any time while the hackathon is still running. If you post multiple entries, you must clearly state which is to be used as your official entry.
At this time, I am the sole judge of the entries. Entries will be judged on performance, UI, ease of use, and readability. Only the winners will have their scores posted, while individual scores may be asked for exclusively by the user who posted the entry.
The hackathon will run for 1 week, starting Friday, December 1st @ 12:00am UTC, ending Friday, December 8th @ 11:59pm UTC. Google can provide you with translation to your time zone.
The topic will be announced at the start of the hackathon.
I would like to have a entry fee for future AHKathons, all of which would be donated to AutoHotkey Foundation LLC and/or put into prizes. Note that if a fee was introduced, it would not be for all of them. Perhaps every other or something. Please give me feedback on if this would be a good idea or not!
This is meant to be a fun community event, so don't hesitate to get a little creative or weird with your entries! Above all else, just have fun with it