Why should I register?
will be the first hackathon taking place in Lyon! Do you really need more? Ok: sexy venue, free drinks and food, great people, amazing atmosphere, awesome prizes...
If you are looking for throwing some lines of codes, building/developing crazy things, or just having fun end of september...
is the place to be. So please, stop reading and register ;-)
Why isn't this event free?
Not free, sure... but pretty cheap don't you think? A two days hackathons with free food and drinks costs a lot more than the price you will pay. But thanks to our amazing sponsors, the biggest portion of the expenses are already covered. And between us: you will spend a lot more over the week-end if you don't come to the event (two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, two breaks, soft drinks, beers...)!
Where does it take place?
is hosted by Netissime (elb Group) located 45-47 rue Francis de Pressensé 69100 Villeurbanne - France (http://goo.gl/maps/A6GDo) - a 4min walk from the subway A stop République Villeurbanne (http://goo.gl/maps/q5G0B)
I am a biz guy. Is fHACKtory for me?
Of course it is. Sure we don't want you to waste time on most of the biz stuff, but there is still work for you: leadership, product management, communication, wording...
How many members per team?
Teams of two, three and four are welcome. Working as a team is one of the most important thing when you start a project, which is why we would like to avoid teams of one person. Between, team members must be human being: pets and robots are not considered as human being!
I am not part of a team yet, can I still register?
Of course you can still register. Teams can be found/built on site. The 11am slot on the saturday is actually dedicated to this purpose: Ideas presentation, team building and brainstorming.
What to build?
That is a very good question! Build anything that requires some kind of coding: app, web app, internet of things, dev tools (API / Framework)...
Can I start coding prior the event start?
Definitely not! You can start working on anything you want but the code. By anything we mean: creating your wireframes, designing your logo, building your hardware... Sorry, but we need to keep things fair.
What means "deliver"? What should be done?
You must be able to provide access to an Alpha version and demo your hack on time. So, basically: finish what you started! // We don't expect you to build some kind of top of the art product. Just do what you have to do and don't waste time on optimizations: Build. Deliver. Win.
Who are the "advocates" evaluating for 60%?
Advocates will be tech experts thoroughly hand picked by the team @fhacktory
How will the advocates judge the teams (Evaluation form)?
The main aspects that will be evaluated are: Complementarity of team members, Collaboration and internal communication, Adaptivity / flexibility of team, Ratio of team-made code, Technical risks, Structure of the code, Individual skills...
Who will test my alpha?
Your Alpha will be tested by anybody attending the
(participants, advocates, sponsors and organizers) as well as outside tech savvy selected by the organizers.
How will the crowd vote during the demo?
Easy, we will measure their enthusiasm (applause meter)!
Is it possible to sleep at the venue?
To sleep... Is it really worth it? Just kidding ;-) Sleeping at the venue is not possible (for safety and comfort reasons), but nothing prevent you from going back home for few hours if you need to rest (most people do). And for those who want to code the whole time... don't worry, the team @fhacktory
will be up all-night giving away Burn cans :-)